Sports events ranked by attendance in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

The statistic displays the highest attended annual sporting events in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, ranked by aggregate attendance in thousands. Over the course of four days, approximately 261 thousand people attended the annual Cheltenham Festival in 2016.

Highest attended annual sporting events in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

Aggregate attendance in thousands
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Release date

December 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Excludes free sporting events. Events such as the London Marathon would be comfortable at the top of a list which included events for which admission was free."

* Includes Middle Sunday attendance of 25k.
** 23k spectators also attended "Fans' Thursday" at Silverstone.
*** The Open attendance includes 38k spectators at the four practice days.
**** The Epson Derby attendance includes an estimated 100k attendees on the Hill who pay limited admission fees.

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