The recently concluded cricket World Cup in India has set a new record for the highest number of spectators, with a total of 1,250,307 fans attending the six-week tournament. This impressive figure surpasses the previous record of 1,016,420 spectators set during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
One Millionth Patron Marks Record-Breaking Attendance
The anticipation of a new record was palpable when the one millionth spectator attended the group stage match between South Africa and Afghanistan in Ahmedabad earlier this month. The new record was comfortably achieved when over 90,000 fans thronged the Narendra Modi Stadium for the nail-biting final between India and Australia.
Australia Clinches Sixth World Cup Title
It was a thrilling finale as Australia emerged victorious with a six-wicket win over India. Pat Cummins’ team clinched their sixth World Cup title in an electrifying fashion, largely due to a standout performance from opener Travis Head, who was named Player of the Match.
Previous World Cup Attendances
The 2015 World Cup still holds the record for the second most attended cricket World Cup in history. Meanwhile, the 2019 edition hosted by England and Wales saw an attendance of 752,000 fans.
2023 World Cup Breaks Multiple Records
The record-breaking attendance was not the only achievement of the 2023 World Cup. The tournament also set new benchmarks in broadcast and digital viewership, further cementing its success.