Crowd Count: Mexican women's final draws record 32,466 fans

Chivas Guadalajara and Pachuca capped a sensational first season for the new Mexican women's pro soccer league on Friday night when they drew a record crowd of 32,466 for the second leg of the Torneo Apertura final at the Estadio Chivas.


Chivas Guadalajara won, 3-0, to win the Liga MX Femenil series, 3-2, on aggregate. The first leg in Pachuca drew 28,955. Four of the top six women's club soccer crowds in 2017 were in Mexico.

The crowd of 32,466 is the second largest crowd ever in the modern era for a domestic women's league match. WUSA's opening game between the Washington Freedom and Bay Area Cyber Rays in 2001 drew 34,148 fans at Washington's RFK Stadium.

Top 10 Crowds (Women's Club Soccer, 2017):
35,271 (1) England. Manchester City vs. Birmingham City (FA Women's Cup)
32,466 (2) Mexico. Chivas Guadalajara vs. Pachuca (Liga MX Femenil)
28,955 (3) Mexico. Pachuca vs. Chivas Guadalajara (Liga MX Femenil)
25,371 (4) Brazil. Iranduba vs. Santos (Campeonato Brasileiro Feminino)
25,000 (5) Mexico. Leon vs. Guadalajara (Liga MX Femenil)
23,387 (6) Mexico. Pachuca vs. Club America (Liga MX Femenil, 2017)
22,433 (7) Wales. Lyon vs. Paris SG (UEFA Women's Champions League, Cardiff)
21,444 (8) USA. Portland Thorns vs. Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)
19,672 (9) USA. Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash (NWSL)
19,214 (10) France. Lyon vs. Manchester City (UEFA Women's Champions League)

Top 25 Crowds (Women's Club Soccer, 2001-17):
50,212 (1) Germany. Lyon vs. FFC Frankfurt (UEFA Women's Champions League, 2012)
35,271 (2)
England. Manchester City vs. Birmingham City (FA Women's Cup, 2017)
34,148 (3) USA. Washington Freedom vs. Bay Area Cyber Rays (WUSA, 2001)
32,912 (4) England. Arsenal vs. Chelsea (FA Women's Cup, 2016)
32,466 (5) Mexico. Chivas Guadalajara vs. Pachuca (Liga MX Femenil, 2017)
30,170 (6) England. Chelsea vs. Notts County (FA Women's Cup, 2015)
28,955 (7) Mexico. Pachuca vs. Chivas Guadalajara (Liga MX Femenil, 2017)
28,112 (8) Germany. Duisburg vs. Zvezda Perm (UEFA Women's Cup, 2009)
27,640 (9) Germany. FFC Frankfurt vs Umea (UEFA Women's Cup, 2008)
25,371 (10) Brazil. Iranduba vs. Santos (Campeonato Brasileiro Feminino, 2017)
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25,000 (11) Mexico. Leon vs. Guadalajara (Liga MX Femenil, 2017)
24,582 (12) England. Arsenal vs.  Leeds United (FA Women's Cup, 2008)
24,546 (13) Japan. Albirex Niigata Ladies vs. INAC Kobe Leonessa (Nadeshiko League, 2011)
24,529 (14) England. Arsenal vs. Charlton Athletic (FA Women's Cup, 2007)
23,403 (15) USA. Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash (NWSL, 2016)
23,387 (16) Mexico. Pachuca vs. Club America (Liga MX Femenil, 2017)
23,291 (17) England. Arsenal vs. Sunderland  (FA Women's Cup, 2009)
22,433 (18) Wales. Lyon vs. Paris SG (UEFA Women's Champions League, 2017)
22,050 (19) France. Lyon vs. Paris SG (UEFA Women's Champions League, 2016)
21,923 (20) France. Lyon vs. Juvisy (UEFA Women's Champions League, 2014)
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21,236
(21) Japan. INAC Kobe Leonessa vs. Okayama Yunogo Belle (Nadeshiko League, 2011)
21,144 (22) USA. Portland Thorns vs. Seattle Reign (NWSL, 2015)
21,444 (22) USA. Portland Thorns vs. Washington Spirit (NWSL, 2015)
21,444 (22) USA. Portland Thorns vs. WNY Flash (NWSL, 2016)
21,444 (22) USA. Portland Thorns vs. Chicago Red Stars (NWSL, 2017)
Note: Stand-alone crowds.

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