Spotify Camp Nou breaks Europa League attendance record
The 90,255 people who watched Thursday's game with Manchester United is the biggest crowd ever for a game in the competition
Spotify Camp Nou has broken yet another record. Thursday night's game with Manchester United attracted an attendance of 90,225, and not only were all those fans treated to a veritable footballing feast, but they also helped rewrite the record books. The Europa League has never witnessed such a huge crowd before, the previous record being the 80,465 who saw Tottenham play Gent in 2017. Just the latest of many all-time highs recorded in the stadium.
The ground was packed by no fewer than 115,500 people for a Champions League quarter final against Paris St Germain in 1994/95, the biggest crowd ever for that competition in its revamped format.
A few months before that, the 114,273 crowd that watched the game with Manchester United remains to this day the largest crowd to watch a group stage game.
This season, the Barça women also set a new record. The 46,967 people that enjoyed the UWCL game with Bayern Munich in November set a new record for a group stage fixture in that competition.
It totally blitzed the previous top figure of 18,342 for the PSG v Real Madrid game in 2021/22.
The season before, the Barça women set a new record for any kind of women's football match, at club or international level. Spotify Camp Nou brought 90,185 people together for the game with Real Madrid, and the semi-final with Wolfsburg just a few weeks later bettered that with a historic 91,553 packing the biggest stadium in Europe.