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UK sports attendances highest on record at 75m

Ben Stokes of England bats during the Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and England (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

75.1 million people will have visited a live UK sports event in 2019, breaking the record for the country and making it the only place in the world where sporting attendances exceed the population.

Research by data agency Two Circles indicates the 75 million figure surpassed the 74.6 million who attended live sport in 2018 and contributed £11.8bn (€14bn/$15.5bn) to the UK economy.

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