Jul 12, 2015
By Kim O'Hare
Organizers for the Pan Am Games say enthusiasm at the competitions is high even when attendance isn’t.
The head of the Games organizing committee confirms that while small venues filled up on Saturday, the crowd was more sparse at some of the larger venues.
But Saad Rafi says those who were there were loud and clear.
Rafi says attendance is higher when Canada is competing and he expects more people to start paying attention as the Games continue.
He says daily ticket sales doubled to roughly 20,000 on Saturday, the first full day of competition.
On Friday, total ticket sales were around 850,000. There are 1.4 million available for the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games.