FIFA U-17: India Beats China, Becomes Most Attended In History

Pic Courtesy- Shashi Ghosh

Kolkata: Cheers for ‘Calcuttans’! According to FIFA, Salt Lake Stadium (Yuva Bharati) has the highest attendance per match. The venue has so far logged a total of 5, 42,125 spectators from 11 games, at a staggering average of 54,212 per match. The stadium has a total capacity of 66.600.

Pic Courtesy- Shashi Ghosh

The 17th edition of the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in India on Saturday turned out to be a milestone event. After the third-place match between Brazil and Mali, the total number of spectators who turned up at the six host venues across the country went past the earlier record attendance of 1,230,976 set in the first edition of the tournament in China in 1985.