FIFA World Cups with the Highest Attendance

More Fans Attended The 1994 FIFA World Cup Than Any Other

More Fans Attended The 1994 FIFA World Cup Than Any Other

So, the United States isn’t into soccer, er, football, eh? Well, take a look at these stats (and this is before this year’s overwhelming and unprecedented American interest).

The 1994 World Cup hosted by the United States is the most attended World Cup of all time – both by average and total attendees, even though 12 fewer matches were played back then (52, rather than the 64 played since 1998 when the qualified field expanded to 32 teams from 24).

Over 3 million spectators took in live World Cup matches for the first time in 1994 – a number which now looks to be the standard following Germany in 2006 and South Africa in 2010. Attendance breached 2 million in Spain in 1982 for the first time and never looked back.

We’ll see what Brazil comes up with when all is said and done.

Hope you’re enjoying the Cup!

FIFA WORLD CUP AVERAGE ATTENDANCE

  YEAR HOST NATION AVERAGE ATTENDANCE
1. 1994 United States 68,991
2. 2006 Germany 52,491
3. 1970 Mexico 50,124
4. 2010 South Africa 49,670
5. 1974 West Germany 49,099
6. 1966 England 48,848
7. 1990 Italy 48,389
8. 1950 Brazil 47,511
9. 1986 Mexico 46,039
10. 1998 France 43,517
11. 2002 South Korea / Japan 42,269
12. 1978 Argentina 40,679
13. 1982 Spain 40,572
14. 1930 Uruguay 32,808
15. 1954 Switzerland 29,562
16. 1962 Chile 27,912
17. 1958 Sweden 23,423
18. 1934 Italy 21,353
19. 1938 France 20,872

FIFA WORLD CUP TOTAL ATTENDANCE

  YEAR HOST NATION TOTAL ATTENDANCE MATCHES
1. 1994 United States 3,587,538 52
2. 2006 Germany 3,359,439 64
3. 2010 South Africa 3,178,856 64
4. 1998 France 2,785,100 64
5. 2002 South Korea / Japan 2,705,197 64
6. 1990 Italy 2,516,215 52
7. 1986 Mexico 2,394,031 52
8. 1982 Spain 2,109,723 52
9. 1974 West Germany 1,865,753 38
10. 1970 Mexico 1,603,975 32
11. 1966 England 1,563,135 32
12. 1978 Argentina 1,545,791 38
13. 1950 Brazil 1,045,246 22
14. 1962 Chile 893,172 32
15. 1958 Sweden 819,810 35
16. 1954 Switzerland 768,607 26
17. 1930 Uruguay 590,549 18
18. 1938 France 375,700 18
19. 1934 Italy 363,000 17

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