Yekaterinburg Least Popular World Cup 2018 City

17 July 2018 (09:17)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, July 17, 2018. Yekaterinburg got fewer visitors during the World Cup 2018 days than any other championship-hosting city in Russia, Tourstat reports.

The city stadiums got 31,359 supporters per game on average. 125,437 people bought tickets for the four games held in Yekaterinburg altogether. None of these games were above the group phase, however.

Predictably, Moscow comes No.1 as the most-visited World Cup 2018 location (787,000 visitors all in all and 63,900 supporters per game on average). Next comes Saint Petersburg (448,600/64,100), followed by Sochi (264,100/44,000), Nizhniy Novgorod (256,400/42,700), and Kazan (254,500/42,400).

The matches between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the championship opening on June 14, between Germany and Mexico on June 17, and between Spain in Russia (Round of 16) on July 1 were the ones that got the most supporters. All of these were held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and got around 78,000 spectators.

Egypt playing against Uruguay (Yekaterinburg, June 15) turned out to be the least popular game in the championship: only 27,000 people attended.

All in all, more than three million people came to Russia for the World Cup 2018 matches between June 14 and July 15, 2018. The national stadiums got an average of 47,400 visitors per game.

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