West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said Kolkata clocked in the highest spectator count among all venues of the just - concluded FIFA U - 17 World Cup.
"Kolkata achieves a unique position in the U - 17 World Cup.
Out of 13 lakh 47 thousand spectators in India who watched the U - 17 matches in all the venues, Kolkata is the highest with 6 lakh 8 thousand watching it at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, " Banerjee said in a Facebook post.
She said this figure is "more than 45 per cent of the total spectator count. "
"Next highest is Delhi with 19. 78 per cent.
The per match spectator average in India is 25, 906, while in Kolkata it is 55, 345 - more than double.
It is all about our passion for football and the excellent arrangements at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, " she added.