The FIFA World Cup attracted the highest number, with over 3.4 million ticketed spectators, while the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was second with 1.3 million and the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi third with 1.1 million.
With the exception of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow most of the multi-sport games in 2014 attracted fewer spectators than their 2010 counterparts, whilst the major world championships of 2014 attracted significantly more.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup for Men showed the second highest growth with over 675,000 spectators attending the 56 matches, held throughout Spain, representing a 90% growth over the 2010 event in Turkey. It ranked fourth in the attendance listings for 2014.
Both the men’s and women’s FIVB Volleyball World Championships showed significant growth, with the men’s event registering the third-highest attendance with a 66% increase over 2010.
Full analysis and detailed data pages on all the major world championships and multi-sport games that took place in 2014 are provided in the Global Sports Impact Report 2015. The report looks at all aspects of these events, including economic, tourism, media, sporting, sponsorship and social impacts.
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