Women’s Super League teams want games in main club stadiums

• Huge crowds in Madrid and Turin have shown way forward
• Sue Campbell: ‘Women’s game growing at incredible speed’

Women’s Super League clubs are making plans to hold matches in main club stadiums after Atlético Madrid and Juventus drew record crowds of 60,000 and 39,000 respectively to domestic games last month.

“I think what’s happened in Europe has made people rethink,” said Kelly Simmons, the head of the professional women’s game in England. “The focus was on trying to pack smaller grounds and getting regular repeat attendance and now people have looked at what’s happened at Juventus and gone: ‘Wow, how have they done it?’ I know a lot of the clubs are looking at how and when they open up the stadiums.”

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