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The Millennium High School girls’ soccer team is aiming to break its national record for attendance at a girls’ high school soccer game when it hosts the Verrado Vipers on Senior Night January 24.

Millennium is preparing for 3,000 fans, one year after setting a national record with an estimated attendance of 2,200.

Two years ago, when head coach David Cameron introduced the Sellout Game and Senior Night event, the Tigers played in front of 1,359 people on a cold, rainy night. There wasn’t a previous record.

Cameron, who’s also the head coach for the Phoenix College men’s soccer team, created the event to spark competition between schools for their soccer programs. Cameron wants to see which schools and programs can garner the most support.

Millennium has scheduled no other sporting events for January 24, so other in-season athletes can attend the game.

Tickets are $1 for the 6 p.m. kickoff. The half-time festivities are headlined by a Millennium-versus-Verrado alumni soccer game.

Cameron, who is confident the Tigers will “shatter” last year’s record, said folks should attend because Millennium is 13-1-1.

“If we don’t get 3,000, I’ll cry,” Cameron quipped.