During the 2017 Mutua Madrid Open, a total of 260,228 people passed through the Caja Mágica gates, which is 15,568 more spectators than in 2016 and over 38,000 more than the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open.
One aspect is how big the main stadiums are.2017 Attendance for WTA events (in date order by event)
Brisbane-96, 106 (combined event)Australian Open-728,763 (Combined event)
Indian Wells-439,000 (combined event)
Miami-304.643 (combined event)
Charleston (Volvo Car Open)-85,553, (7,491 for final)
Canadian Open-125,777 (7,997 for final won by Svitolina over Wozniacki)(Toronto)
New Haven--50,599 (4,911 for final. combined event with women as main attraction. At #10 in world Radwanska #1 seed)
United States Open--691,143 (combined with men)...
sold out with 4.500 Tickets - and i found a article saying for the 2016 final they even started to sell tickets with slight sight obstructionOne aspect is how big the main stadiums are.
Stuttgart, Charleston, Singapore.. anyone know the size of the big stadiums?
They get good crowds, but there's always going to be a limit
Thanks for noting that Arsenic-added in.Posted by Arsenic Pretty sure there were a few early round international matches where the ballkids outnumbered the paying guests... but I think that article was an attempt at satire.
I'm dying of curiosity. We are used to seeing a lot of empty stands, but impressions don't always tell the whole story. As Goldenlox pointed out the size of the stadium features a lot in this too. A half empty stadium of 10,000 still has more people than a full 2,000 seat facility.Posted by Soul Death Any stats from the Chinese tournaments? :tape:
but a tight small 2.000 arena sold out sells a better picture to the TV-Viewer then a half-empty stadium with spooky zero atmophereI'm dying of curiosity. We are used to seeing a lot of empty stands, but impressions don't always tell the whole story. As Goldenlox pointed out the size of the stadium features a lot in this too. A half empty stadium of 10,000 still has more people than a full 2,000 seat facility.
Maybe some of our many Chinese, Japanese, and Korean posters can help. Seoul was packed this year, at least for the final!
2017: 133,000 (according to WTA website) WTA Finals sets new records after fourth year in Singapore | WTA TennisWTA Year-End Championships
2016--???? (In Singapore. Event held over 8 days)2015--130,000 (In Singapore. Event held over 11 days. No sellouts in 13 sessions)
2014--129,000 (In Singapore. Event held over 10 days. Serena Williams in field. 4 of 11 sellout sessions, 9,986 seat capacity)
2013--69,983 (In Istanbul. Sell out final of 16,000)
2012--73,072 (In Istanbul. the highest of any WTA year-end championships since 2000)
2011--70,824 (In Istanbul)