FIBA World Cup 2023: 18,000 Spectators Recorded on First Day in Jakarta
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Nearly 18,000 people flocked to the Indonesia Arena in Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Stadium on the first day of the FIBA World Cup 2023.
"We're thrilled with the enthusiasm of the people who want to watch the opening ceremony and the big match of Canada vs France. Especially the huge Latvian fans at the first game," said the LOC Secretary General for FBWC 2023 Indonesia, Junas Miradiarsyah in a statement on Saturday, August 26. In the next games of popular teams, "Such as Spain, Canada, France, and Latvia, we'll manage spectators' movement better," he added.
Based on data from the official, almost 18,000 or precisely 17,925 spectators flocked the GBK's Indonesia Arena both in the first game and the second game.
About 5,834 spectators watched the match between Latvia and Lebanon on Friday evening, August 25. The large number of spectators was dominated by thousands of Latvian citizens who flew directly for 20 hours to Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the big match between Canada and France was packed with 12,091 spectators, most of whom were Indonesians. All categories of seats in the Indonesia Arena are filled to the brim to watch the NBA players at the Indonesia Arena in GBK Stadium.
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