The recently-concluded ICC World Cup 2023 in India etched history after it became the most-attended cricket tournament ever with more than 1.25 million spectators attending the matches. The 2023 edition beat the attendance record of the 2015 Men’s ODI World Cup.
The official attendance for the major final between the eventual champions, Australia, and hosts India, was close to one million people at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Attendance at India’s matches was consistently full at all nine of the nation’s venues during the event. The Indian cricket supporters silenced critics who questioned a few empty stands at the beginning of the tournament with the outstanding turnouts for the non-Indian matches.
1,250,307 fans attended the World Cup 2023 matches in the stands at the ten Indian venues.From October 5 to November 19, the Men’s Cricket World Cup took place. England vs. New Zealand, a rematch of the 2019 final, had the largest crowd of any opening match. India vs. Pakistan followed.
The figure of over 1.25 million fans is a new benchmark in the history of cricket, surpassing the attendance figures of any other ICC event. The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015, held in Australia and New Zealand, witnessed 1,016,420 spectators, while the 2019 edition in England and Wales saw 752,000 fans watch the ODI World Cup from the stands.