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Ticket sales nearing 1.6 million for Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

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Well i did'nt buy one.

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When it comes to major sporting events, Australia and New Zealand punch well above their weight. The fans in both nations, along with all those who managed to travel for the event are ensuring new records are being made for woman's soccer attendance. This should not surprise anyone given the events previously held in Australia. Olympics twice, Commonwealth games many times, Cricket and Rugby world cups and now woman's soccer world cup. Should the men's world cup ever come to Australia/New Zealand it too will be well handled, and I hope Japan qualifies for that as their fans are absolutely welcome for their outstanding behavior that is an example for all nations fans.

Australia and New Zealand may well both not make it from the group stages, but the fans will continue to create records until the final is over.

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Oookay. Declaring the number of ticket sales sounds awfully like someone thumping the table and shouting "NO! YOU'RE WRONG! WOMEN'S SOCCER IS GREAT!".

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Funny how the story doesn't tell us how much the tickets cost.

The women's World Cup tickets cost less than the men's. A lot less.

It's a lot easier to sell tickets to an international sporting event when those tickets are, relative to other international sporting events, dirt-cheap.

Declaring the number of ticket sales sounds awfully like someone thumping the table and shouting "NO! YOU'RE WRONG! WOMEN'S SOCCER IS GREAT!".

Exactly. And the media are doing it every day.

I don't know that I've ever seen the media so persistently run stories about how popular a sporting event supposedly is.

These "articles" read less like news reports, and more like women's soccer PR pieces.

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By the way, the TV audiences for the women's World Cup are nowhere near what they would be for the men's.

And TV is where the overwhelmingly vast majority of fans, in any sport, watch the matches.

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Oookay. Declaring the number of ticket sales sounds awfully like someone thumping the table and shouting "NO! YOU'RE WRONG! WOMEN'S SOCCER IS GREAT!".

Oh dear. You sound a bit upset.

The women’s game, like most ( all? ) sports, is partly focusing on growth and so it is perfectly logical to keep an eye on ticket sales, TV audiences, sponsorships etc.

Over the past decade or so, the growth of the women’s game has been pretty spectacular.

It’s outstripping audiences for many men’s sports.

By the way, what sports do you follow?

I’m basically a football fan and watch a bit of rugby.

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By the way, the TV audiences for the women's World Cup are nowhere near what they would be for the men's.

Nobody is arguing that they are.

What is interesting is the spectacular growth of the women’s game. It’s astounding.

From a purely objective point of view, you have to take your hat off to it. You can sulk about it, but that would be very childish.

I think it’s already at a point where audiences worldwide outstrip many men’s sports.

What sports do you follow?

I’m basically a football fan and watch a bit of rugby.

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I haven't watched any women's football yet. But I do enjoy checking these articles for some of the amazing comments.

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