The FIFA Women’s World Cup starts in Canada this Saturday and there are high expectations for the tournament.
This year’s Women’s World Cup seems to be even bigger than the last, increasing the public’s interest in the women’s side of football. This year in Canada, the host country is looking to make this tournament the most-watched women’s sporting event in the world.
The opening match is looking to have 54,000 spectators-the largest of the tournament. Whereas the final in Vancouver on 5 July will have a sell-out point of 53,000 people.
Overall, the tournament is at a selling point of 910,000 over the six venues and 52 games, looking to reach the goal of 1.5 million people by the end of the World Cup.
“We believe it has the potential to become the most-watched women’s sporting event in Canada – and the world,” said TSN president Stewart Johnson to the Toronto Sun.
All games will be broadcasted live on BBC, BBC Sport website, and BBC Radio 5.