The Wimbledon Championships has topped a list of the ‘most attended UK sport event’ in 2016.
There were 494,000 attendees at the 14-day event in 2016, an increase on the previous year.
It’s important to note, that Andy Murray won the 2016 championships in the Men’s Singles category, which probably contributed to the high attendance levels.
The second most attended sporting event on the list was F1 British Grand Prix, which attracted 327,000 attendees across its three-day event, followed by horseracing events at Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival. Another tennis event, the ATP World Tour Finals, attracted 252,000 over the course of eight days.
All the sports events included on the list are multi-day events. However when it comes to attendance figures for individual sports, football won by some margin.
Attendances at sporting events in the UK has increased in the last few years. Attendee levels in 2016 were high, ranking third after 2012 and 2015 for the number of attendees at UK sporting events.
It seems our love of tennis in general, and the Wimbledon Championships in particular, only continues to grow.
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