Foot Culture

Foot culture: the finals with the biggest attendance


The 2018 MLS Cup final will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Saturday as of 7pm on TVA Sports, between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers. The biggest stadium in MLS at the moment will host the ultimate game of the season, and the atmosphere promises to be deafening; the city of Atlanta truly got behind its new club after an exciting inaugural season and a second one filled with success. We can expect another record to be broken in Georgia, a record established in the same stadium on March 11, when 72,035 supporters saw their team beat D.C. United 3-1.

Since this game will go down in the annals of MLS, Impact Media took a look at some of the finals that attracted the biggest crowds.

1960 European Champion Clubs’ Cup (ancestor of the UEFA Champions League)
127,621 spectators
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt 

1950 FIFA World Cup
173,850 in attendance
Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Uruguay 2-1 Brazil

1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup
90,185 in attendance
Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, United States
United States 0-0 China (5-4 after PK)

1923 FA Cup
126,047 in attendance (rumour speaks of 300,000 people)
Wembley, London, England
Bolton Wanderers 2-0 West Ham United

2001 Copa Libertadores
115,000 in attendance
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
Cruz Azul 0-1 Boca Juniors

1999 Asian Club Championship
125,000 in attendance
Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran
Jubilo Iwata 2-1 Esteghlal

1964 UEFA Champions League
79,115 in attendance
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
Atlético Bilbao 2-1 Atlético Madrid

2009 French Cup
80,056 spectators
Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France
En Avant Guingamp 2-1 Stade rennais (ROD FANNI)

1956 Copa del Rey  
125,000 spectators
Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
Atlético Bilbao 2-1 Atlético Madrid

1983 Campeonato Brasileiro (second leg)
155,523 in attendance
Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Flamengo 3-0 Santos