The Rugby League World Cup has come to an end.
One of the most talked about things during the tournament was attendances.
Many were unhappy with the attendances seen especially in the group stages with New Zealand’s clash with Lebanon in the opening round at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium attracting what Chief Executive Jon Dutton described as a “disappointing” crowd.
Later in the tournament, Warrington attracted a huge crowd for Tonga vs Samoa however. Meanwhile, Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley stadium also attracted big crowds for games involving Australia and New Zealand.
All in all the group stage had an average of 6,000 per game outside of England games which had an accumulative attendance of over 80,000.
Ultimately, over half a million people bought tickets for the tournament with the tournament also setting a new record for best quarter-final attendance at Wigan Warriors’ DW Stadium as England met Papua New Guinea.
Meanwhile, the attendance recorded for the final is the third highest in the tournament’s history with the 2013 decider taking top spot.
Here’s every attendance from the men’s Rugby League World Cup:
43,119 – England vs Samoa St James’ Park
10,409 – Tonga vs Papua New Guinea Totally Wicked Stadium
6,188 – Wales vs Cook Island Leigh Sports Village
10,276 – Australia vs Scotland Coventry Building Society Stadium
3,675 – Fiji vs Italy Kingston Park
23,648 – England vs France University of Bolton Stadium
6,829 – New Zealand vs Jamaica MKM Stadium
6,057 – Ireland vs Lebanon Leigh Sports Village
4,412 – Samoa vs Greece Eco-Power Stadium
7,752 – Tonga vs Wales Totally Wicked Stadium
6,752 – Papua New Guinea vs Cook Islands Halliwell Jones Stadium
14,044 – New Zealand vs Ireland Headingley Stadium
18,760 – England vs Greece Bramall Lane
6,736 – Fiji vs Scotland Kingston Park
5,586 – Australia vs Italy Totally Wicked Stadium
5,006 – Lebanon vs Jamaica Leigh Sports Village
8,342 – Tonga vs Cook Islands Riverside Stadium
6,756 – Samoa vs France Halliwell Jones Stadium
6,968 – Papua New Guinea vs Wales Eco-Power Stadium
8,206 – Australia vs Lebanon John Smith’s Stadium
23,179 – England vs Papua New Guinea DW Stadium
7,080 – New Zealand vs Fiji MKM Stadium
12,674 – Tonga vs Samoa Halliwell Jones Stadium
28,113 – Australia vs New Zealand Elland Road
40,489 – England vs Samoa Emirates Stadium
67,502 – Australia vs Samoa Old Trafford