More than three million tickets have been sold for the tournament
The first round of FIFA World Cup group stage matches in Qatar attracted an average match attendance of 94% of stadium capacities, according to official figures.
According to the tournament’s official website, more than three million tickets have been sold for the tournament. The strong attendance figures follow the news that the preliminary comparable television viewing figures are up across the world compared to the previous FIFA World Cup tournament.
The highest match attendance of the tournament so far was recorded at Lusail Stadium on 24 November, with 88,103 fans in attendance to watch the Brazil-Serbia match which ended in a 2-0 victory for Brazil.
On the same day, the FIFA Fan Festival held in Doha’s Al Bidda Park also achieved its highest attendance figures with a total of 98,000 fan visits throughout the day.
Qatar’s stadiums surpass the capacity requirements put in place by FIFA.
Stadiums hosting opening games and finals should be able to host a minimum of 80,000 and 60,000 spectators respectively. Lusail Stadium can accommodate 88,966, while Al Bayt Stadium has a capacity of 68,895 spectators.
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