Remember yesterday when we pointed out that Tottenham’s Champions League match against Monaco on Wednesday was going to break Spurs’ single-game attendance record, one that dates all the way back to 1938? It’s even better than that.
Today the club confirmed via Twitter that it has sold 80,000 seats at Wembley Stadium for Spurs’ first home Champions League match since 2011, and whatever else happens it will set a new British record for home attendance for a Champions League match involving an English club.
Champions League update! Over 80,000 tickets already sold for the game v Monaco - https://t.co/Q4rBbtOVGD #COYS pic.twitter.com/AWSUkqyhd4— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2016
Daniel: "This is going to be the best attended @ChampionsLeague home game in Britain ever..." 1/2 #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2016
Daniel: "...what a way for us to mark our return to the competition." 2/2 #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2016
The number of tickets sold already exceeds the record of 73,707 set by Arsenal when they played Champions League matches in Wembley in 1999, and there’s still a decent chance that final attendance could top the overall home attendance record by an English club in any competition (currently 84,467 set by Manchester City fans at Maine Road in 1934).
I’m not sure how many tickets were allocated to Monaco fans, but it’s probably not that many. The club website still shows that Wembley is sold out for Wednesday’s match, but determined fans will still likely be able to score tickets either from resellers or by contacting Monaco fans who can’t attend.
Holy smokes, this is going to be great!