The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has set a new record for attendance, with a total of 1,250,307 fans attending the tournament. The World Cup culminated in Australia winning their sixth title, further adding to the historic nature of the event.
The momentum of spectator figures escalated throughout the tournament, with the attendance surpassing one million fans with six games still remaining. The final match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad saw a packed crowd, highlighting the immense popularity of the tournament.
The event prioritized placing fans at the center of the action and broke records for attendance. The opening match between England and New Zealand drew the largest crowd for a Men’s Cricket World Cup opening match. Additionally, the match between India and Pakistan became the most attended fixture in ICC World Cup history.
Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, expressed his excitement about the success of the event and its impact on cricket fans worldwide. He emphasized that cricket continues to be an enduringly popular sport that inspires new generations of fans and players alike. Tetley thanked all who contributed to its success and is already looking forward to future ICC events.
The figure of over 1.25 million fans attending the event marks a new benchmark for cricket, surpassing attendance figures at any other ICC event. Furthermore, it broke multiple broadcast and digital viewership records, demonstrating how much global reach this sport has achieved.
Overall, it was an incredible achievement by both organizers and attendees alike to break these records for attendance and viewership during this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.