2023 FIFA women’s show targets humongous fans


Opening match of FIFA Women WC at Stadium Australia Image: FIFA

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ has targeted over 100,000 fans for the epic opening matchday.

‘FIFA’ stated that the first match to take place in Australia of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will be an even bigger celebration, with co-host country Australia now facing the Republic of Ireland at the tournament’s largest venue, the 83,500-capacity Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal.

Zürich, Switzerland-based FIFA is the international governing body of association football, beach soccer and futsal. It was founded in 1904 to oversee international competition among the national associations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is scheduled to be the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ competition, the quadrennial international women’s football championship contested by the women’s national association football teams organized by FIFA. It will be held from July 20th to August 20th, 2023.

‘FIFA’ further stated that Stadium Australia was due to host knockout matches only, but given the significant interest in tickets, FIFA has taken the decision to move Australia’s first match to Sydney’s largest stadium.

The kickoff time and date of the Australia vs. Republic of Ireland match will still be on July 20th at 20:00 (AEST). Earlier on that day, the opening ceremony and opening match between Aotearoa (the current Māori-language name for New Zealand) New Zealand and Norway will take place at the 50,000-capacity Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand/Tāmaki Makaurau (the Māori name for Auckland), with kickoff scheduled for 19:00 (NZST).

The change of venue for the first match in Australia was agreed due to a desire to ensure that as many fans as possible can attend the fixture, in line with FIFA’s commitment to organize a Women’s World Cup that goes Beyond Greatness™.

The decision follows a thorough assessment of the competition and operational implications, as well as a comprehensive consultation process and agreement with key stakeholders.

Shared Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General, “FIFA’s mission is to organize the biggest and best Women’s World Cup™ in history this year, and fans, those who bring color, passion and atmosphere to stadiums will be such an integral part of the tournament’s success. With this in mind, we have taken a decision that will enable over 100,000 fans to attend the opening matchday, providing more opportunities for supporters to engage with the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ as a month of football we will never forget gets underway.”

Fans that have already purchased tickets to Australia’s inaugural match will be notified by email that the match has been relocated and their tickets will remain valid at Stadium Australia.

Additional single match passes for Australia against the Republic of Ireland will go on sale February 24th, 2023 at FIFA.com/Tickets. Sales will commence at midday AEDT/02:00 CET.

As planned, on March 3rd, 2023 the Second Sales Phase will conclude, with the Last-Minute Sales Phase commencing on April 11th, 2023 – 100 days prior to the opening matchday.

For further ticketing information and updates on the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, please visit FIFA.com/tickets regularly.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Match Schedule has been updated.

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