For the first time in history the Netherlands were the host of the UEFA Women’s EURO. This was also the biggest Women’s EURO ever held, with 31 matches, 16 participating teams and 7 host cities. With 240,000 visitors the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 has been a very successful tournament.
From the openings match in Utrecht until the final in Enschede we enjoyed the great atmosphere in the stadiums, Fanzones, fanwalks and especially you: the fans! I’d like to congratulate the Dutch Lionesses with their European title, Lieke Martens as Player of the Tournament and Jodie Taylor (England) as topscorer.
Records are to be broken and that happened. Never before a European Championship for women had as many viewers as the 2017 edition. Not only in the Netherlands the EC was popular, with over 5,476,000 viewers watching the final, it was also a huge success globally. Over 165 million people watched the EUROs, from all over the world.
All Fanzones in the seven host cities welcomed many visitors. Large groups of supporters gathered in the Fanzones before the matches and marched together to the stadiums. On the day of the final the Fanwalk had 10,000 participants. The footage of the Fanwalk was shared by media outlets all over the world.
I’d like to thank everybody that has been a part of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017. I’d like to congratulate and thank you all. A special thanks to all 1,5000 Volunteers, without their enthusiasm and dedication we couldn’t have made this possible.
Bert van Oostveen – Tournament director UEFA Women’s EURO 2017