• Staff Report


Saturday’s Nadeshiko League game between Albirex Niigata Ladies and INAC Kobe Leonessa featured another record-setting crowd of 24,546 at Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium in Niigata.

After the Japan national team’s Women’s World Cup title last month in Germany, Nadeshiko Japan’s popularity has been a boon for the sport, as evidenced by an attendance record being set for the third straight week. The previous record was 21,236 in a July 31 game between INAC and Okayama Yunogo Belle in Kobe.

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