In a historic moment that left fans buzzing with excitement, Ed Sheeran broke Taylor Swift‘s attendance record at Lumen Field. Officials with Lumen Field said Saturday night’s concert had 77,286 people in attendance, which is now an all-time record for the stadium.
Last month, Taylor Swift held the record with 72,171 on night one of her “Eras” tour. Before Swift, U2 set the record in 2011.
A few songs into his set Saturday night, Ed Sheeran paused to deliver some news while introducing his breakout hit “The A Team”: his legion of fans had set a new Lumen Field attendance record.
“There’s never been more people here,” said the 32-year-old British superstar. “The reason I’m saying this to you is because I can still close my eyes and remember no one caring about this song, and now 81,000 people are going to sing along.”
Sheeran’s team announced an attendance of 81,000 during the concert Saturday night, but Lumen Field released an official number of 77,286 via its Twitter account Sunday morning.
Coming off a busy weekend that included a more intimate show at the Paramount Theatre on Friday night and a surprise turn as a barista at the Starbucks on Pike Street earlier that day, Sheeran capped off his trip to Seattle with a 27-song set of singalong-worthy hits that included a cameo by a local music legend.
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