The 2021 Women’s College World Series set attendance records in every session played over the past week in Oklahoma City.
The record number were buoyed in large part by the addition of upper deck grandstand seating, which were utilized for the WCWS for the first time in 2021. The upper deck was added following the 2019 championship tournament, but went unused for collegiate purposes for two years following the cancellation of the 2020 Division 1 postseason.
Official capacity of the revitalized Hall of Fame Stadium is 12,300. The tournament topped that number on two occasions this week. Friday night’s winner’s bracket session that included games between Oklahoma State & James Madison and Alabama & UCLA was the first session to feature a full-capacity crowd. The second sellout came for the Sunday morning session, which included the first semifinal games between James Madison & Oklahoma and Alabama & Florida State.
Total attendance for the entire Women’s College World Series registered at 115,514, and averaged out to 11,551 people per session.
The previous highest recorded attendance for any session was the Friday nights winner’s bracket in 2019, which featured UCLA/Arizona and Oklahoma/Oklahoma State and brought in over 9,800 people at that time.