Since 2013 offers insightful stories, case studies and analyses to people interested in sports business. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) Buda Mendes, Paraguay's national soccer team player Miguel Almiron, who plays for England's New Castle, exercises during a training session at Ypane, Paraguay, Friday, May 30, 2019. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The opening match, which organisers advertised as a sell out, saw 46,000 people attend host Brazil’s game against Bolivia at the 66,000-seat Morumbi stadium. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. “This is a country which lives for football and we would like to see more people participate. By clicking ‘Accept’ or by continuing using our site, you consent to receiving all cookies, including cookies from third-party websites.
Learn more & change cookie settings Accept. (Photo by ANDRES PINA / Photosport Chile / AFP) / Chile OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ATON / PHOTOSPORT / ANDRES PINA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSANDRES PINA/AFP/Getty Images ANDRES PINA. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. "This is a country which lives for football and we would like to see more people participate. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. The 65,601-capacity Morumbi stadium was filled with only 47,260 spectators, even though organisers had said the game was sold out. Expensive tickets could also be a cause of poor attendance. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? 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(Photo by CRIS BOURONCLE / AFP)CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images CRIS BOURONCLE, Brazil's Philippe Coutinho (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during a friendly football match between Brazil and Honduras at the Beira Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre, on June 9, 2019, ahead of Brazil 2019 Copa America. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Goalscoring [ edit ] Brazilian legend Zizinho is the joint all-time top scorer in Copa América history with 17 goals in total. Just 11,107 fans turned out for the match between Peru and Venezuela in Porto Alegre, and 13,611 watched Uruguay's 4-0 win over Ecuador in Belo Horizonte. A total of 26 matches will take place in six stadiums across five cities with the final in Rio de Janeiro. The 22 million reais ($5.66 million) from ticket sales for the opening match, even with partly empty stands, were the highest for a football match in Brazil, according to local media. […], Your email address will not be published. The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Score and Change © 2020. The Copa América Centenario (Portuguese: Copa América Centenário (for Brasil), French: Coupe Amerique Centennaire (for Haiti), English: Centennial Cup America (for USA); literally Centennial America Cup) was an international men's association football tournament that was hosted in the United States in 2016. The tournament has seen thousands of empty seats in every game, with Monday’s match at the Morumbi said to be ‘sold out’, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. The 2019 Copa America, hosted by Brazil, is the third major sporting event held by the South American country since 2014. Some games have had many people, others unfortunately have not had so many. 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Some fans blame the organisers for mishandling ticket sales while others blamed saturation with the ongoing edition of the Copa America being the third in five years. The problem of poor sales was particularly evident on the second and third days of the tournament when three of the four games had attendances below 20,000. Brazil is doing a great job at organising the tournament, at the level South America expects.”. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The competition, run by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL, kicked off June 14 and will run through to July 7. The articles touch upon topics such as (digital) sports marketing, fan engagement, sponsorship and sports startups. All Rights Reserved. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. The issue cropped up after Friday's opening match between Brazil and Bolivia saw empty spaces in the stands and the controversy grew on Monday at Chile's 4-0 win over Japan. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Cost of tickets for the Brazil-Bolivia game ranged from 190 reais to 590 reais (about $49-$152), while the lowest for most other games is 120 reais - still a considerable amount of money in the developing nation.