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Volume 24 No. 217
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Australian Open Sets Attendance Record For Second Year Running

The Australian Open concluded yesterday and set a total attendance record, with "crowd numbers smashed for the second year in a row at Melbourne Park." The two-week event drew 743,667 people, "14,904 more than last year." The "continued expansion of the site -- and the hot weather -- has been credited for the huge numbers" (Melbourne HERALD SUN, 1/28). Read more in SBD Global.