New Tournament Record Set for Total and Average Attendance, Television Viewership and Digital/Social Media Engagement
NEW YORK (June 24, 2016) - Heading into the 2016 Copa America Centenario Final featuring FIFA World No. 1-ranked Argentina vs. No. 5-ranked Chile on Sunday, June 26, in front of more than 81,000 fans at MetLife Stadium, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and Copa America Local Organizing Committee (LOC) officials announced today that this year's tournament will set new records for total and average attendance, television viewership in the United States and throughout the world, and digital and social media engagement.
Featuring breathtaking goals by many of the world's top stars, Copa America Centenario, which celebrates 100 years of the oldest national team tournament around the world, has entertained millions of soccer fans in the United States, Latin America and throughout the world with great quality on the pitch, in the way of 90 goals (3.0 goals per match) prior to the Finals weekend. Boasting five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi of Argentina, the Final on Sunday will also feature Italian Serie A leading scorer Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina), tournament leading scorer Eduardo Vargas (Chile) and one of the top players in the English Premier League, Alexis Sánchez (Chile).