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World Football Challenge Averages 41,749 Fans Per Game For Second Iteration

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The Herbalife World Football Challenge averaged 41,749 fans per game over 14 matches this summer. The tournament featured five clubs from MLS, two from Mexico and six from Europe. The inaugural WFC in ’09 averaged 56,136 fans per game and featured only four foreign clubs playing a total of six matches. This year’s FC Barcelona-Manchester United contest at FedExField on July 30 led all matches with 81,807 fans. The top draw in ’09 was 81,224 fans for a Chelsea-Inter Milan game at the Rose Bowl. FC Barcelona led all clubs in WFC average attendance with 70,898 fans per match. Listed below is match-by-match attendance for the ’11 WFC, compared to the event in ’09. There was no WFC last year due to the FIFA World Cup (THE DAILY).

'11 WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
DATE
GAME VENUE
ATTENDANCE
7/13
Manchester United-Revolution Gillette Stadium
51,523
7/16
Manchester City-Club America AT&T Park
11,250
7/16
Real Madrid-Galaxy L.A. Memorial Coliseum
56,211
7/18
Manchester City-Whitecaps Empire Field
24,074
7/20
Real Madrid-Chivas de Guadalajara Qualcomm Stadium
38,211
7/23
Manchester United-Fire Soldier Field
61,308
7/23
Sporting Portugal-Juventus BMO Field
10,028
7/23
Real Madrid-Union Lincoln Financial Field
57,305
7/24
Manchester City-Galaxy The Home Depot Center
24,897
7/26
Club America-Juventus Citi Field
20,859
7/28
Juventus-Chivas de Guadalajara Carter Finley Stadium
16,124
7/30
FC Barcelona-Manchester United FedExField
81,807
8/3
FC Barcelona-Chivas de Guadalajara Sun Life Stadium
70,080
8/6
FC Barcelona-Club America Cowboys Stadium
60,807
   
'09 WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
DATE
GAME VENUE
ATTENDANCE
7/19
Club America-Inter Milan Stanford Stadium
31,026
7/21
Chelsea-Inter Milan Rose Bowl
81,224
7/22
Club America-AC Milan Georgia Dome
53,600
7/24
Chelsea-AC Milan M&T Bank Stadium
71,203
7/26
Inter Milan-AC Milan Gillette Stadium
42,531
7/26
Chelsea-Club America Cowboys Stadium
57,229

 

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