Attendance records keep tumbling at the Tennis

With the Australian Open breaking the million barrier for the first time, its worth noting that attendance at the various International tour events around the country have been going gang busters since the United Cup started in Perth.

The Australian Open was attended by 1,020,763 at an average of 68,051 per day. (up 21% on 2023) . Qualifying also drew another 89,894 to the pretournament, bring the total Open attendance to 1,110,657. This is the first time any Grand Slam event has reached a 1 million attendance figure.

This is more than the record 839,192 that attended the Open in 2023, and more than attended the Open and Qualifying combined in 2023 (902,312).

Its worth noting that The 2023 US Open smashed single-session and daily attendance records in 2023, becoming the first Grand Slam to welcome more than 950,000 spectators over a three-week period. (957,287)

The West Australian reported that the United Cup saw a massive surge of nearly 30,000 more fans in its second year in Perth with a total of 73,173 fans packing out the tournament across six days and 11 sessions, and peaked at 10,303 in Australia’s opener against Great Britain on Sunday.

Organisers of the Brisbane International reported that a total of 100,333 fans attended the eight-day event, with four sessions breaking all-time attendance records, making it the highest-attended tournament in the state in the past decade.

Even in Hobart, organisers reported that the event was tracking to a record attendance. The event had already broken single day records in the last few days, with 2577 fans rolling through the gates on Wednesday (1106 for the day session and 1471 for the night), and Thursday’s figures (2885 total, 1296 for the day and 1589 for the evening) also setting new marks..

Attendance for the Canberra event, which drew a record 13,000 attendees in 2023, could not be located.

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