Sport Tourism UK

An aerial view of Old Trafford Stadium in ManchesterAround 1.3 million tourists went to a live sports event in the UK in 2011, spending a total of £1.1 billion.

But VisitBritain said sports tourism is worth £2.3 billion to the British economy as visitors who actually took part in sport spent another £1.2 billion on their hobby.

The average £785 spend by a traveller attending a football match is £200 more than the £583 spent by the average overseas visitor who did not end up on the terraces.

Getting to a game was the main reason for making the trip to Britain, according to 40 per cent of foreign football fans.

Some may have travelled to the 2011 Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium but their favourite venues to watch a match remained unchanged from 2010.

Tiger Woods in action at the Open Golf Championship at St Andrews, ScotlandOld Trafford was the top choice, followed by Anfield, then the Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge.

White Hart Lane, Wembley, Goodison Park, the Etihad Stadium, Upton Park and Villa Park were the other stadia in the top 10 in order of popularity.

Global fan base: Old Trafford football stadium in Manchester remained the favourite venue to watch a match

Following the research by the Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey, tourist bosses have now identified football as a 'highly effective tool' in enticing visitors to Britain at some of the quieter times of the year, VisitBritain said.

Barcelona celebrate victory in the 2011 Champions League FinalThe greatest number of visitors who attend a football match travel in the quieter tourist periods between January and March.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said: 'The Premier League is now the most watched and supported football league in the world and there's a huge amount of effort being made to connect with our international fans.

'Little though beats the thrill of a Premier League match day and it's very encouraging to hear that football can play an important role in increasing the numbers of international visitors to this country.'
Sport in general is a big boon for the tourist sector as some of the nation's top venues - from Lord's cricket ground to Old Trafford, Wimbledon for tennis, Ascot for horseracing, the Millennium Stadium and St Andrews golf course - stretch across Britain.

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