URC Achieves Record-Breaking Single Round Attendance of 146,046

URC Achieves Record-Breaking Single Round Attendance of 146,046

URC Sets Astounding Attendance Record in Round Nine

In a spectacular display of rugby enthusiasm, the recent local derby between the Bulls and Lions at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria contributed to a staggering total attendance of 146,046 across the league during round nine.

This achievement marks a new pinnacle for single-round attendance in the URC.

Surpassing Previous Records: A Remarkable Leap of 10,000 Attendees

This remarkable feat follows closely on the heels of a notable 135,747 attendees recorded in round eight earlier this month.

The final game of round nine, where the Bulls narrowly triumphed over the Lions, propelled the league to surpass the previous record by at least 10,000 attendees.

This surge in attendance underscores the growing popularity of the United Rugby Championship.

Continued Success from a Season of Records: URC Season Overview

The outstanding attendance in round nine adds to the success of the 2022/23 URC season, which boasted a record 1.6 million total attendees.

The league’s Grand Final set a new attendance high at 56,334, and a staggering 37.4 million viewers tuned in throughout the campaign.

New Year’s Delight: Stormers’ Home Derby Draws Enormous Crowd

Seven of the ninth-round games took place over the New Year period, with the Stormers maintaining their trend of attracting substantial crowds for home derbies.

A whopping 37,246 fans gathered in Cape Town to witness the Stormers clash with the Hollywoodbets Sharks.

URC CEO Martin Anayi’s Perspective: Commending Clubs and Fans

URC CEO Martin Anayi commended the clubs for their proactive approach in promoting games and enhancing the match-day experience for fans.

Expressing disbelief at achieving another attendance record so soon after the previous one, Anayi acknowledged the league’s strengthening position due to the collective efforts of clubs, fans, and the increasing competitiveness of the URC.

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