The England women's football team are set to break the women's all time attendance record with next month's friendly against Germany at the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium now sold out.
The record attendance for a Lionesses home fixture - currently the 45,619 at the previous meeting between the sides, at Wembley in 2014 - is set to be smashed at the game on November 9.
It could even break the biggest attendance for a women's match in the country, with the current figure being the 80,023, set when the United States secured gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games by beating Japan 2-1 at Wembley.
"This is a dream come true,” said former England captain Casey Stoney who has over 130 caps for England and is now managing Manchester United. “I played for Chelsea first team aged 12 so I’ve been involved in the game at the top level for 25 years and I didn’t ever, ever see the day. What an occasion. Let’s hope the performance matches the occasion and that everyone wants to come back.”
The FA are hopeful that everyone who bought a ticket will turn up and there will not be a repeat of Chelsea’s game at Stamford Bridge earlier this season where they gave out 40,000 free tickets but just under 25,000 attended on the day.
Sue Campbell, FA director of women’s football said “What will make it even more special is to see eveyone who has bought a ticket turn up on the day to help smash the all-time record on English soil. My message to them is to come and be a part of history.”
The Women's Super League has drawn some impressive crowds this season. Over 62,000 people attended the opening weekend of matches, with the Manchester Derby at the Etihad Stadium attracting more than 31,000 people - a record for the league. The London Stadium was filled by almost 25,000 fans for Tottenham’s defeat of West Ham.