United and Spurs will compete in the Women’s Super League next season having gained promotion.
Both clubs will be looking to stamp their authority in the top tier and Chapman reckons their inclusion is a huge boost for the league.
“When you bring the big teams in – obviously they’re the big teams in the men’s game – you’re bringing Tottenham and Manchester United into the mix of that and hopefully the money is going to go into those teams,” Chapman said.
“Hopefully we can keep the profile and if the money is pumped into the women’s game, you can see the progress at the top. Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal have got the money and there’s clubs right behind them.
“If we can do that with every team within the league, it’s going to be a really, really professional league.”
The women’s World Cup is currently taking place in France and England’s clash with Scotland on Saturday attracted six million viewers.
“We need to find a way that’s going to keep raising the gates ”
Phil Neville’s Lionesses will take on Argentina in Le Havre tonight [8pm].
Champan says clubs and broadcasters must take advantage of the increased interest in the women’s game.
“We saw off the back of the last World Cup in 2015, we had then a stage when it was booming and then it petered off a little bit,” she added.
“We need to find a way that’s going to keep raising the gates and hopefully because more people have seen it and watched it that will raise the gates. We’ve just got to find how we’re going to keep progressing that.
“There’s only certain games that people are originally going to see if they’re on the BBC channel, unless you know and go to it – as you say about the red button.”
Chapman and Rachel Yankey are both competing in Soccer Aid on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.
Yankey says giving young fans exposure to women’s football will help the game grow.
“Obviously it’s the same as being here [at Soccer Aid],” she said.
“If we can be visible and show that boy and girls can play together, then when they go back into the primary schools in the playgrounds – and I’ve worked in primary schools quite a lot – you know in the playground you’re not getting these arguments of: ‘oh girls can’t play football’.
“Boys are open to having girls there. And girls are more confident as they’ve seen us girls playing here and obviously at the women’s World Cup. They’ve seen it and they can relate to people.
“We need the media to push it and put it on primetime or put it on at times where kids can see it.”
* Soccer Aid for Unicef will be broadcast live on ITV on Sunday 16th June, starting at 6.30pm. To donate to Unicef, visit socceraid.org.uk