RECORD ATTENDANCE: OVER 170,000 SPECTATORS AT PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
This number is the highest ever recorded in the history of the Games.
The number of spectators at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games ceremonies and competitions was 170,341, according to the last report delivered by the Lima 2019 Ticketing Department. This is a record figure in the entire history of this multi-sports event.
This number marks a milestone in the history of the Games, as stated by the President of the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee (COPAL), Carlos Neuhaus, during his speech at the closing ceremony. “This figure is higher than at all the previous Parapan American Games,” he stressed.
As in the Pan American Games, there was massive attendance to cheer on the Para athletes. Happiness, excitement and a lot of emotion were experienced in each competition. Peruvian Para athletes knew that they had the unconditional support of the spectators and the fanbases. The “world's best fanbase” rose to the occasion.
It should be noted that Lima 2019, among other achievements, has been recognized as the best organized continental multi-sports competition in history, as well as the event with the most accessible transportation system in the Americas. Now, this edition has become the one with the largest audience in the history of the Parapan American Games.
This record number shows Peruvians' interest in learning more about Para sports, as well as the great charisma of the Americas' Para athletes and their admirable effort to fulfill their dreams.
Without a doubt, the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and Parapan American Games have left an indelible mark in the memory and hearts of the people of the Americas.