Bassmaster Classic shatters venue attendance record
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Last weekend’s Bassmaster Classic – staged in Alabama for the 13th time – shattered the previous record attendance at the venue.
B.A.S.S., the organiser of the event, has revealed that the total Classic Week attendance was 122,814, spread across events that included the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo in Birmingham, the daily take-offs on Lake Guntersville and the inaugural B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series.
The attendance was 35% higher than the previous state record set in 2014 and the fourth highest attended event in its 50-year history.
“This record-breaking attendance would not have been possible without the loyalty of our incredible Bassmaster fans and the partnership between B.A.S.S. and its sponsors, exhibitors, the media and our host communities in Birmingham and Marshall County,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Aiken.
“We are thankful for the hard work of the entire B.A.S.S. family and our great volunteers who made this Classic such a success.”
Fans from across the globe also tuned in to watch the action on Bassmaster LIVE – which established a new record 23% increase in minutes watched – and followed the event on Bassmaster.com. The website was visited more than 1.8 million times by fans from 168 countries.