Average attendance down at Canada 2015

While the total attendance of 1,353,506 for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada set a tournament record, the average of 26,029 fans a game was the lowest in 12 years.

Average Attendance:
37,319 (1999)
36,155 (2007)
26,430 (2011)
26,029 (2015)
20,525 (2003)
19,615 (1991)
4,316 (1995)

The number of the games played was expanded from 32 teams in 2011 to 52 teams in 2015. FIFA also counts each doubleheader as two separate matches, boosting the total attendance.

Seven matches had over 50,000 spectators in attendance. The top crowd was 54,027 for the Canada-England quarterfinal in Vancouver.

Canada 2015 opened with 18 doubleheaders played at six venues. In 2011, every match in Germany was played as a single date.

The record average attendance remains 37,319 for USA 1999 when every game but the two semifinals was played as doubleheaders.

6 comments about "Average attendance down at Canada 2015".
  1. Gus Keri, July 7, 2015 at 8 a.m.

    "FIFA also counts each doubleheader as two separate matches, boosting the total attendance." Isn't that cheating?

  2. Albert Harris, July 7, 2015 at 10:50 a.m.

    FIFA cheating? The horror, the horror!

  3. Santiago 1314, July 7, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

    "I'm Shocked, Shocked to find that Gambling is going on in here"...CasaBlanca

  4. uffe gustafsson, July 7, 2015 at 5:43 p.m.

    Poor job for Canada.
    Especially the cities on the eastern side.
    Some games you thought is only families and friends at this game. Looks really bad on the tv screen. Vancouver was the savior.
    And one more issue we had, no tshirts was for sale at the stadium only a few canada shirts, really you can't print up shirts to sell.
    My daughter wanted a hoodie but only men's LG and Xlg available. Really the stadium was full of young girls. And no store in Vancouver was selling WC memorabilia. Weak on their part.
    Had to order on line when we got home.
    Though have to say Vancouver people was the most pleasant people we ever meet, bus drivers especially. Such a great experience.

  5. Karl Schreiber, July 7, 2015 at 8:22 p.m.

    Somehow this was predictable notwithstanding the fact that Canadians are overall very nice people. Soccer and women's soccer appears to still exist in pockets only. Nowhere on this planet will one find the same high level of acceptance for futbol femenina as in the U.S.A.!!!!

  6. Footballer Forever, July 8, 2015 at 7:38 a.m.

    Yet there are dimwits who are now complaining USWNT got 2 million and making inequality pay statements. It's a matter of supply and demand in the end.

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