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GT20 Season 2 sees surge in attendance
Opening match reached record-high viewership world-wide
July 26, 2019, Brampton, Ontario, Canada – Following its debut season in 2018, Global T20 Canada has arrived bigger, better and stronger this year. Season 2 saw a surge in viewership of 12 times more viewers from last year’s opening match compared to viewers world-wide in this year’s opening match, while in-person attendance reached almost full-house in the 5,000-seat stadium.
Day 3 of this annual cricket tournament starts tomorrow July 27, featuring the Toronto Nationals and the Edmonton Royals at 12:30PM EST, and the Montreal Tigers and the Brampton Wolves at 4:30PM EST.
Surge in attendance and record high viewership
“It was wonderful to see so much enthusiasm and support, and an almost full house at our opening match. We project that at least 100,000 tickets will be sold by the time we reach the finals, which significantly surpasses last year,” Gurmeet Singh, Chairman of the tournament says.
“We are sold out for our 3rd day and based on these current trends in attendance, we are optimistic that we will surpass last year’s total numbers on attendance and viewership by the 5th day of the tournament,” Singh added.
This year, the tournament debuted the GT20 Official Mobile App on Android iOS to create a new fan experience with forward thinking social technology. The organizers project that with this mobile app, viewership will be leveraged to over 1 billion people world wide.
With the tournament being broadcasted on TV to 67 countries outside of Canada, and with the use of the mobile app, the organizers aspire to make GT20 the second most watched and socially engaged sporting event on all platforms, across the globe.
The tournament runs from July 25 to August 11, 2019. All the games will take place at the newly-built 5,000-seat world-class cricket grounds at the CAA Sports Centre located at 7575 Kennedy Road South in Brampton.
Details about the tournament can be found at the official website of Global T20 Canada at www.gt20.ca.