Swedish ladies set the new attendance record - over 10.000 fans | Handball Planet

Swedish ladies set the new attendance record – over 10.000 fans

Sweden take the court in Gothenburg on Monday night for their last home match of the co-hosted 26th IHF Women’s World Championship against Montenegro in the battle for the first place in the Group and “easier” road to the Final weekend. Games at Scandinavium will be remembered  as the record in attendance in Swedish women’s handball history.

“It’s amazing,” said stalwart wing Nathalie Hagman for IHF.info following the side’s victory over Hungary on Saturday night, which saw a new attendance record for a women’s national team match played in Sweden. “Today it was over 10,000 people in the hall and I think in women’s handball we are not so used to this atmosphere and also when it’s 10,000 people who are almost all cheering for just us, Sweden, so it was very cool today.”

The new record, following Saturday night, is 10,561. But the attendance record was broken twice during this World Championship before the game against Hungary, with 8,538 attending the match against Croatia in the main round and 8,407 at the opener versus PR of China.

The previous national team record was set when Sweden hosted the Women’s EHF EURO 2016, with 7,900 spectators at the opening match against Spain on that occasion.


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