By Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The earnings reported for the opening match of the 2019 Copa América, between Brazil and Bolivia, drew considerable attention at Morumbi. Over R$22 million (US$5.4 million) was raised, with a paying audience of 46,342. The average ticket cost approximately R$485.

Brazil vs. Bolivia: over R$22 million (US$5.5 million) was raised, with a paying audience of 46,342.
Brazil vs. Bolivia: over R$22 million (US$5.5 million) was raised, with a paying audience of 46,342. (Photo by Nilton Fukuda/Estadão)

This is the highest gate receipts ever reported in the history of Brazilian football, far surpassing the Brazil-Chile record of the last qualifying rounds at Arena Palmeiras, which collected R$15 million.

The full amount will go to the Local Organizing Committee of Copa América.

The figures for the seating and the earnings of the Brazil vs. Bolivia match:

  • Paid seats: 46,342
  • Attendance: 47,260
  • Receipts: R$ 22,476,630.00
  • Average ticket price: R$ 485,01

In the World Cup and the Olympic Games, earnings are not publicly announced.

Brazil won the match by 3-0. The total attendance at the stadium is not the highest for Morumbi this season. The São Paulo-Corinthians championship final counted over 58,000 supporters.

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