350,000 fans expected for World Aquatics Championships in Hungary
Budapest, March 9 (MTI) – Nearly 350,000 spectators, including 85,000 foreigners, are expected to turn up for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, to be held in Hungary from July 14 to 30, an organiser said on Thursday.
Altogether 4,700 hotel rooms have been reserved for the competitors, their escorts, media workers and FINA delegates for a total of 85,000 guest nights, spokesman Miklós Borsa of Bp2017 Nonprofit told MTI.
The competitions will take place in four Budapest venues, including the brand-new Duna Arena, as well as in Balatonfüred.
The 17th edition of the world aquatics championships will feature six branches of sport: swimming, water polo, diving, high diving, synchronised swimming and open water swimming.