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Old July 20th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #21
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I doubt the stadium ever sold completely out.

Oh and the stadium closed down ages ago.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #22
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I think this stadium is actually the largest non-racetrack in the world. Capacity is listed at 220,000. I think one could fit 9 full sized soccer fields inside it, so I'm not sure what type of sporting event would fill the place. Talk about needing the old binoculars.

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Old July 24th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #23
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India v Pakistan , 1999, Kolkata drew 400,000. Test match record in Asia.

Considering the MCG holds 100,000 surely an Ashes test im Melbourne could beat that. Please, no Australian jokes about 3 day games in The Ashes.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:58 AM   #24
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I dont think a racetrack, even an oval, really counts as a stadium. That should be a field in the centre where everyone can see everything.

aggregate crowds for cricket seems wrong as well. Havent Melbourne actually crossed 500,000 for an ashes test back when they werent limited to 5 days.

For a field stadium it must be wembley 1923 or Maracana 1950, possibly Hampden in the 1930“s
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Old August 10th, 2005, 01:53 PM   #25
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The MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) had 121,000 for the 1970 Australian Rules Football grand final. These days it's limited to just over 100,000 (or will be when reconstruction is complete for the Commonwealth Games next March).
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Old August 12th, 2005, 03:59 AM   #26
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On the 29th of April 1995, 190,000 attended the 2nd day of a 2 day Pro Wrestling event at the May Day Stadium headlined by the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. The 1st day on April 28 attracted 'only' 150,000. These are the 2 largest pro wrestling crowds in history


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Old August 12th, 2005, 07:00 AM   #27
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I dont think a racetrack, even an oval, really counts as a stadium. That should be a field in the centre where everyone can see everything.
Never been to an oval race, have ya?
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Old April 12th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #28
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Basketball Attendance Records

What's the record largest attendance for a basketball game in your country? Just one entry per country please. Indicate whether the game was pro basketball, college, 2 national teams, and any other interesting tidbits associated with the game

Here's mine to start things off.

Canada 36,131

Pro basketball game in March 1996 at the Skydome, a Canadian Football and Baseball Stadium reconfigured for basketball.
Toronto 109
Chicago 108
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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:55 AM   #29
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The Basketbowl, between Michigan State University and the University of Kentucky was the most attended basketball game in history. It occurred on December 13, 2003 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan setting an attendance record of 78,129. Kentucky won the game 79-74. The previous record of 75,000 was held by the Harlem Globetrotters during their exhibitional game at Berlin Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.

I Know I'm not American or German but shit happens.

During the Sydney 2000 Paralympics a record crowd of 16,000 watched Australia versus the United States of America in the men's wheelchair basketball in the SuperDome (Acer Arena), the largest crowd for any basketball event in Australia.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #30
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1. 78,129 USA, College, converted American Football Stadium
2. 75,000 Germany, Harlem Globetrotters, at an athletics Stadium
3. 36,131 Canada, Professional, converted Canadian Football Stadium
4. 16,000 Australia, National, arena

Interesting to see the variation in buildings used and type of teams involved in different countries. Not a single basketball specific building so far. More entries would be great.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #31
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I was at a Manchester Giants game in the early days of the MEN (then NYNEX) Arena in about 1995/6. I think that with curiosity, novelty value and introductory pricing, there was over 12,000 people there (mostly kids with those folded, inflatable plastic tubes that they bash together and make a racket)*, which was probably more than the capacity of any other indoor arena in the UK then or since.

It might even be more than 12k. I was in the second tier. Anyway, hardly much when compared to the list above.

Given that we haven't had the need to convert a football stadium into a basketball venue, I'd say that this is probably about as high as the UK figure would be for basketball. I certainly can't see where a larger attendance would have happened.

Incidentally, since then, the attendances fell off, UK basketball fell back into near-obscurity and the Giants returned to the Manchester Velodrome (about 4k).

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Old April 12th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #32
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Momentum builds as Athens gears up for the 2007 Final Four

Basketball fans, get ready, because Athens certainly is doing so. Basketball takes center stage in the Greek capital at one of Europe's biggest sports coliseums, Athens Olympic Indoor Hall (OAKA), when the Euroleague Final Four is held there May 4 to 6. With less than three months to one of the biggest weekends in world basketball, the pulse is set to fever pitch, as basketball fans all over Europe anticipate the start of the tournament.

One reason: fans know that Athens is a dedicated basketball destination with a strong history of hosting tournaments. The birthplace of the Olympic Games and host of the 2004 Summer Olympics, not to mention the place that holds the world record for fans at one basketball game, Athens is sure to elicit a powerful sports vibe to all who attend and watch the thrilling Final Four tournament.

"The inherent Athenian sporting tradition and Olympic know-how has been put into motion once again as we prepare to host one of European basketball’s major events," says Athens Mayor Mr. Nikitas Kaklamanis. "Once again, we are prepared and excited to bring basketball fans all over the world a champion-caliber tournament."

"Greece is a basketball country without a doubt," says Jordi Bertomeu, the Euroleague Basketball CEO. "It is also true that the Olympics showed everybody the capability Athens and Greece possess to host such sports events. Since the founding of the Euroleague in the summer of 2000, Greece and its clubs have had a very important role in our organization."

At a glance:

· 18,000 - One of the biggest crowds ever in European basketball history, 18,000 fans, filled sold-out OAKA last spring for the final game of the Euroleague playoff quarterfinals between Panathinaikos and Tau Ceramica.

· Six - Athens becomes the sixth city to host the Euroleague Basketball Final Four after Bologna, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Moscow and Prague.

· Two - True to the game, Athens boasts two Euroleague teams: Panathinaikos and Olympiakos. In fact, OAKA is the home court of Panathinaikos.

· 1998 - Athens hosts the 1998 World Championships.

· 1995 - Athens hosts the 1995 European Championships for Men and the World Championships for Juniors.

· 1993 - Athens hosts the Euroleague Final Four at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.

· 1992 - Athens hosts the European Championships for Men Under 21.

· 1989 - Athens hosts the Cup Winners’ Cup Final between Real Madrid and Caserta.

· 1987 - Athens hosts the 1987 European Championships.

· 1985 -- Athens hosts the Champions’ Cup Final between Cibona and Real Madrid.

· 1968 - An estimated 80,000 fans - still a world record for one basketball game - fill the Panathinaiko Stadium (Kallimarmaro) to watch AEK-Slavia Prague in the Cup Winners’ Cup final.

· 2006 - Announcement that Athens will host Euroleague 2007 Final Four Tournament.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #33
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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #34
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Great spectacle and all but how much of the action would you actually see?
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Old April 13th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #35
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Not a single basketball specific building so far.
Actually, Acer Arena in Sydney is a basketball specific arena. It was built not only for the Olympics but for the Sydney Kings Basketball Club also. However, they moved out after 1-2 years due to falling attendance and back to their original home at the inner city, 10,500 seat Sydney Entertainment Centre. Just that like most other arena's of its size (capacity is 17,471) its also used for events such as concerts, conventions, indoor motor cross etc.

It is still the biggest indoor stadium in Australia.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #37
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Actually, Acer Arena in Sydney is a basketball specific arena. It was built not only for the Olympics but for the Sydney Kings Basketball Club also. However, they moved out after 1-2 years due to falling attendance and back to their original home at the inner city, 10,500 seat Sydney Entertainment Centre. Just that like most other arena's of its size (capacity is 17,471) its also used for events such as concerts, conventions, indoor motor cross etc.

It is still the biggest indoor stadium in Australia.
Arena, yes. Indoor stadium, no.

Telstra Dome?
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Sorry, but wasn't this thread started on the premise that this game attracted over 70,000? Didn't someone work out that it would have to be full and that there would need to be X,000 people in the field area?

In neither case, does it look full!
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Bet we see a new record once Lucas Oil is finished.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #40
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but isnt that the new colts stadium?
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