Over 3.165 million fans have attended the World Cup in Brazil

07/07/2014 - 08:50
Tournament has the second highest attendance average in history. Read further for figures on the 12 stadiums and the 60 matches played until now

Since its first kick-off on 12 June, when Brazil played Croatia at the Corinthians Arena (São Paulo), in addition to thrills on the pitch the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has stood out by the parties held on the stands.

Meeting expectations as 'the country of football’, Brazil is proud to have reached the second highest attendance average in the history of the World Cup. After 60 matches played at the 12 stadiums, the total attendance reached 3,165,627 people. The average attendance was of 52,760 per match.

This means that the 2014 World Cup is only behind the 1994 tournament held in the United States, which recorded an average attendance of 68,991 per game. Probably the result of the high capacity grounds in the country. Before the World Cup in Brazil, the 2006 tournament held in Germany had recorded the second highest attendance average, 51,491 fans per game.

As a result of being the country’s biggest football ground, the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro recorded the highest number of fans: 444,415 people attended the six matches held at the stadium, an average attendance of 74,069. The ground will be the stage of the grand final on 13 July. The Maracanã was also the stadium that recorded the highest attendance at a match in the tournament so far: 74,738 people watched Argentina beat Bosnia 2-1 on 15 June.

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The National Stadium in Brasilia recorded the second highest attendance average. In the six games held at the federal capital city, the total number of people who went to the stadium reached 410,184, an average of 68,364 fans per match. The city also boasts a goal average of 2.83. In fact, the third place play-off will be held in Brasilia on 12 July.

Despite having the highest attendance, the Maracanã recorded the second worse goal average at the World Cup in Brazil. Only 1.5 goals were scored per game, putting it only in front of the Dunas Arena in Natal, with a 1.25 average.  However, only four matches were held at the Dunas Arena, while six were played in the Maracanã. The Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre boasts the World Cup's best goal average so far. In five matches, a total of 22 goals were scored, giving it an average of 4.4 per game.

Read further for official figures provided by FIFA for each World Cup stadium so far:


Rio de Janeiro
Number of matches: 7 (still to host the final on 13 July)
Total attendance: 444,415
Attendance average: 74,069
Goal average 1.5

National Mané Garrincha Stadium

Number of matches: 7 (still to host the third place play-off on 12 July)
Total attendance: 410,184
Attendance average: 68,364
Goal average 2.83

Corinthians Arena

São Paulo
Number of matches: 6 (still to host semi-final between Holland and Argentina on 9 July)
Total attendance: 312,296
Attendance average: 62,459
Goal average 2.2


Number of matches: 6
Total attendance: 356,896
Attendance average: 59,482
Goal average 2.83


Belo Horizonte
Number of matches: 6 (still to host semi-final between Brazil and Germany on 8 July)
Total attendance: 287,209
Attendance average: 57,441
Goal average 1.8

Fonte Nova Arena

Number of matches: 6
Total attendance: 300,674
Attendance average: 50,112
Goal average: 4


Porto Alegre
Number of matches: 5
Total attendance: 214,969
Attendance average: 42,993
Goal average: 4.4

Pernambuco Arena

Number of matches: 5
Total attendance: 204,882
Attendance average: 40,976
Goal average: 2.2

Amazonia Arena

Number of matches: 4
Total attendance: 160,227
Attendance average: 40,056
Goal average: 3.5

Pantanal Arena

Number of matches: 4
Total attendance: 158,717
Attendance average: 39,679
Goal average: 3

Dunas Arena

Number of matches: 4
Total attendance: 158,167
Attendance average: 39,541
Goal average: 1.25

Baixada Arena

Number of matches: 4
Total attendance: 156,991
Attendance average: 39,247
Goal average: 2

Luiz Roberto Magalhães - World Cup Portal

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