After being a host city of the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euros, Sheffield has seen a £8.3 million boost to the local economy since the events over the summer from a recent report.
The tournament brought in thousands of fans and inspired hundreds of women and girls across the city to get into football.
Bev Ward, Host City Lead at the FA, said: “Sheffield was an incredible host across its four games, welcoming fans not only from the UK and Europe but from across the world. The city came alive with tournament dressing throughout the city centre and delivered an exciting Fan Party in Devonshire Green.
“There is a further lasting impact for the city region with the number of girls and women playing football rocketing since England’s historic win. The work of local legacy partners, including Sheffield and Hallamshire FA, is making a major difference to the local game.”
Over the course of July, Sheffield hosted three group C fixtures between The Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden, as well as the England vs Sweden semi final.
Fans flocked to Sheffield City Centre bars and pubs, further boosting the local economy, before heading to the stadium in masses.
And this won’t be the end of Sheffield showing off their hosting skills, with the Rugby League World Cup coming up in October and 95% of those surveyed locally saying they’d support future major sport events being held in Sheffield.