Did it look like there were a lot of people at Wembley Stadium for Spurs’ first Champions League match of the season? That’s because there were. Tottenham’s home match against Monaco set a total of three new attendance records, as announced at halftime by Spurs’ twitter account.
Okay, so it was a sell-out of 90,000 fans like we thought it was. But 85,000 football fans in Wembley, almost all of the Spurs fans, is a pretty impressive feat. Wembley will often get that kind of attendance for a big England match. But this isn’t the England national team. This is Tottenham Hotspur, one of several clubs in London. That’s pretty darned good.
The match result didn’t end the way that Tottenham fans wanted it to, but Spurs can take a lot of positives out of the way they turned out in their first Champions League match in six years. If they can draw 85k against Monaco, I have a feeling they’ll have no difficulties filling 61,000 seats when their new stadium opens in the fall of 2018.