DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour delivers a third ground record

by staff

The DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour has continued its record breaking ways setting a third stadium record of 83,702 tonight at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.

Australian and British & Irish fans have turned out in force for the third, final and deciding Test at ANZ Stadium to surpass the venue’s attendance record of 83,418, which was set in 2004 by the Wallabies and All Blacks during a Bledisloe Cup Test.

The 83,702 supporters who came through the gates this evening are the most for any sporting event since the former Olympic Stadium changed its configuration following the 2000 Sydney Olympic games.

The first Test of the DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour also produced a ground record crowd for Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, with 52,499 attending the series opener.

Last week’s second Test saw the previous record for a sporting event at Etihad Stadium, set 12 years ago during the Lions last visit to Victoria, broken with 56,771 coming through the gates.

This evenings crowd marked the third stadium record for the DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour and the sixth sell-out match of the Tour since it began four and half weeks ago in Perth.

Over the nine matches of the Tour a total of 389,400 have come through the gates, making the DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour the most attended Tour in the game’s history, outside of a Rugby World Cup.