The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup drew a record-breaking 1.25 million fans to the stadiums, surpassing the previous mark of 1.016 million set at the 2015 tournament in Australia and New Zealand. A total of 1,250,307 spectators attended matches from November 5th to November 19th in venues across India, with six games left to play. While early matches featuring runners-up India had plenty of empty seats, overall attendance had already exceeded one million by that point.
ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley stated that the ODI tournament was a great success. He said that the enduring appeal of cricket and excitement offered by the ODI format were evident in the record-breaking attendance figures. The tournament also broke multiple broadcast and digital viewership records, further demonstrating its global appeal.
Fans from all over the world gathered to watch their favorite teams compete for the coveted title, resulting in a truly international celebration of the sport. The high attendance numbers show just how much cricket has grown as a global phenomenon over the years, and it’s clear that this year’s World Cup was no exception.