Basketball attendance record set in Indonesia

Jakarta: A basketball spectator record was created at the Indonesia Arena on the first day of the FIBA ​​World Cup 2023 at the Indonesia Arena, Gelora Bung Karno Complex, Jakarta, Friday, August 25. A total of 12,091 spectators filled Indonesia's largest indoor venue to witness Canada's victory over France in the Group H match.

This is the highest number after the maximum capacity of Indonesia Arena spectator seats was reduced for journalists' stands and other broadcast-related needs. This full bench creates an incredible atmosphere, especially for competitive basketball players.

“This is amazing. They are excited, excited, enthusiastic. “It was really good, I can't wait for the next match,” said Canadian bigman Kelly Olynyk.
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 welcomed the enthusiasm of the spectators who came to watch the Basketball World Cup at the Indonesia Arena. He hopes that the public's enthusiasm will remain high until the end of the preliminary matches at the Indonesia Arena on September 3.

Additionally, at the end there will be an exciting match to determine which two teams will advance to the quarterfinals. Junas said the committee will continue to try to improve services to the public based on feedback from different parties.

“More than 12,000 is a record number of indoor spectators for a sporting event held in Indonesia. We are proud that basketball can attract so many spectators to fill the arena,” said Junas Miradiarsyah, secretary general of the LOC of the 2023 FIBA ​​World Cup. .

“Of course, our concern is to provide the best comfort to the spectators who attend the Indonesia Arena throughout the FIBA ​​World Cup 2023,” Junas said.

In another location that also hosts the 2023 FIBA ​​World Cup, the Philippines has also made history in spectator attendance. A total of 38,115 fans were present at the Philippine Arena to watch the host match against the Dominican Republic in Group A.

This record audience in Manila is actually also lower than the maximum capacity of the Philippines Arena, which can accommodate 55,000 people. The previous record for a FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup game in an indoor arena was during the 1994 World Cup final in Toronto, Canada, when 32,616 spectators watched the victory of the United States at SkyDome.

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