FIFA announces FIFA Fan Fest record with already more than 5 million visitors
The FIFA Fan Fest takes place every day in each of the 11 host cities of the FIFA World Cup in Russia – and it has become the “place to be” for international and Russian fans, day in day out, to celebrate the FIFA World Cup. FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura herself announced the stunning success that the 5 million visitors mark was reached with the end of the group stage.“This is definitely the best place to watch the FIFA World Cup outside the stadium, and this huge crowd proves that,” said Samoura, as she joined the FIFA Fan Fest in Moscow on Sunday.
In comparison, in Brazil, the FIFA Fan Fest was attended by 2.9 million visitors in the First Round. Best day in terms of attendance was the match Uruguay vs. Russia on 25th of June with an impressive 499.300 visitors across all 11 venues. The FIFA Fan Fest flagship in Moscow welcomed already 1.18 million visitors. More than 3.000 media representatives have been at the FIFA Fan Fest events.
“The FIFA Fan Fests create a direct connection between the fans and FIFA and offer the perfect platform to celebrate football”, comments FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Philippe Le Floc’h. “I want to congratulate all the teams involved in the organisation of the FIFA Fan Fests with this impressive number of 5 million and I am sure there is a lot more to come.”
Gregor Lentze, CEO mm sports: “We are very proud of our contribution to this exciting project and what the team of FIFA and mm sports has achieved so far. Big thanks to FIFA and also the host city teams for their trustful partnership, enabling all of us to jointly create such a successful and unique place in Russia, for the fans, for free.“
For detailed information please see the original FIFA press release.
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