KALININGRAD, July 16 (Sputnik) - Almost 400,000 people visited the FIFA Fan Fest in the western Russian city of Kaliningrad over the course of the FIFA World Cup, the Kaliningrad Region's Deputy Governor Alexander Rolbinov said on Monday.
"A total of 384,600 people attended the Fan Fest during the World Cup. Even after the city said farewell to the tournament following the hosting of its last group-stage match, the popularity of the fest did not decrease. The grounds of the Fan fest were filled to capacity during matches involving the Russian team," Rolbinov said as quoted by the local government's press service.
According to the press service, Belgium's 2-0 victory over England in the third place play-off became the most popular game among the fans with 38,000 people visiting the Fan Fest in order to watch the match.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and came to its conclusion on Sunday, with France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. The matches were played in 11 cities across Russia, including Kaliningrad, which hosted four group-stage games.