About ‘Fans on the Move’
Thousands of people from across the planet travel each month to attend the worldâ€™s biggest events. This interactive vizualization/infographic emcompasses the most internationally popular events which took place in last three years depicting the flow of visitors from their countries of origin to their destinations to attend events across several different categories. The top international events throughout those 36 months are highlighted.
Understanding the visualization
The curved lines show the paths that fans take from their home countries to attend events in other countries. An event can be under one of the three broad categories of: sport, music, and theater. Within the broader categories there are ten sports categories, two music categories, and one theater category, each differentiated by color.
POPULARITY OF DESTINATION
The quantity of international fans arriving to a country to attend events is represented via the radius of the circle which can be seen inside each country. The larger the circle, the higher the quantity of fans arriving from abroad.
TOP MONTHLY EVENTS (30)
Each month, the event with the highest foreign attendees is indicated with a small pop-up label which appears above the corresponding country.
TOP YEARLY EVENTS (6)
Two top events each year will be displayed via a full-screen pop-up throughout the visualization. These are highlighted for being the most international events which took place within the last three years.
Top statistics summary
Top events that fans have traveled to see in the respective country of destination:
2014 Super Bowl
2014 NBA Finals
Lion King Broadway
2014 Romeo Santos Buenos Aires
2012 Roger Waters Buenos Aires
2014 Michael BublÃ© Buenos Aires
Copa AmÃ©rica Finals 2011
2012 Olympic Games London
2014 Premier League (Arsenal and Chelsea)
2012 - 2013 Rolling Stones
2011 Champions League Finals
Real Madrid - Liverpool (Champions 2014)
Real Madrid - Barcelona (Liga 2014)
Barcelona - Manchester City (Champions 2014)
Final Champions League
Rock in Rio Lisboa 2014
Davis Cup Finals (France - Switzerland)
Roland Garros 2014
Milan A.C. - Inter Milan (Liga 2014)
Rolling Stones - Rome 2014
Club World Cup 2012 - Japan
Taylor Swift - Tokyo
2014 Asian Games
K-pop (EXO, SM Town, WAPOP)
TOP COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN:
The countries with the most fans traveling abroad and those events that they most attended:
World Cup 2014
Violetta 2013 and Michael BublÃ©
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Copa AmÃ©rica 2015
World Cup 2014
Bundesliga - Bayern Munich matches
Andrea Bocelli - Pisa
Rock in Rio - Lisboa
Europa League Final 2014
Champions League Final 2014
Europa League Final 2014 - Sevilla vs. Benfica
U2 and AC/DC concerts - Barcelona
Rihanna - Madrid
Champions League 2013 - English vs. Italian teams
Serie A - AC Milan vs. Inter Milan
Real Madrid matches
Ticketbis and Elkano Data have gathered attendance and ticket sales figures from all sports and music events in the last 3 years by using Ticketbisâ€™ internal data along with data from partners within the ticketing sector.
Ticketbis is an online platform for buying and selling tickets to sport, music, and theater events worldwide. Founded in 2009 and operating in more than 30 countries spread out throughout five continents, the company aims to provide users with a safe and reliable marketplace to buy and/or sell tickets to events anywhere in the world.
ElkanoData is a Barcelona-based creative information design agency specializing in infographics, motion graphics and data visualization. Founded in 2012 and winner of The Economist's infographic contest the same year, ElkanoData works for clients worldwide that want to turn their data into amazing user experiences.