Even before the first sales period for FIFA World Cup Finals tickets was concluded in October last, the organising committee had reported demand for over 1.5 million tickets. There are approximately 2.5 million tickets go for sales for the FIFA World Cup Finals 2018.
With numbers for tickets’ demand soaring, will the FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia create a new world mark for the numbers of spectators at the FIFA World Cup 2018? Fans coming across the globe add as much excitement to the FIFA World Cup finals as the football icons in the middle. The US 1994 has been the most attended FIFA World Cup Finals ever.
Insidesport.co brings to its readers five interesting facts about FIFA World Cup spectators numbers.
MOST WATCHED WORLD CUP
The 1994 FIFA World Cup Finals in the USA have been the most attended ever with a total of 35,87,538 football enthusiasts turning up to watch 52 World Cup matches at an average of 68,991 spectators per match. The Finals featured 24 teams.
LEAST WATCHED WORLD CUP
The 1934 edition goes down the FIFA history as the least watched World Cup Finals ever when 3,63,000 spectators turned up during the 17 matched between 13 teams – a per game average of 21,353 spectators.
2ND MOST WATCHED WORLD CUP
Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals stand in the No, 2 position for the highest numbers of spectators. The 64 matches between 32 teams have recorded a total of 34,29,867 spectators, averaging 53,592 heads per game.
3RD MOST WATCHED WORLD CUP
A total of 33,59,439 spectators turning out for 64 games between 32 teams place the 2006 Germany FIFA World Cup finals among the top three most watched World Cup finals. Germany had the per match average attendance of 52,491.
TOTAL SPECTATORS IN WORLD CUP
The 84-year-old history and 20 editions of sports world’s biggest single discipline quadrennial event have recorded a cumulative viewership of 3,75,00,713 which averages 44,857 spectators per game for the total 836 matches played till date.