A major new milestone for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ was taken today with the announcement of the nine host cities and ten stadiums in Australia and New Zealand that will host matches in the competition.
The announcement of the host cities was eagerly awaited by many fans and players around the world with just over two years before the kick-off of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™, which will be the first-ever edition. organized by two countries and to bring together 32 teams.
The host cities and stadiums for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ are:
. Adélaïde – Hindmarsh Stadium
. Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau – Eden Park
. Brisbane – Brisbane Stadium
. Dunedin / Dunedin – Dunedin Stadium
. Hamilton / Hamilton – Waikato Stadium
. Melbourne – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
. Perth – Perth Rectangular Stadium
. Sydney – Stadium Australia et Sydney Football Stadium
. Wellington / Wellington-Wellington Stadium
In addition to revealing the host cities and stadiums, FIFA also announced today that the opening match of the event will take place at Eden Park in Auckland and that the final will take place at Stadium Australia in Sydney. .
Australia and New Zealand will each host a semi-final. The full 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ schedule will be announced during the year.
Regarding the selection of host cities for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™, Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, said:
“The designation of the nine host cities is an important step towards the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as for football players and fans in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.”
“Following the tremendous success France 2019 has had on and off the pitch, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the nine host cities of Australia and New Zealand will highlight the best female players in the world and form a platform. unique event that can bring people together and inspire, transform many lives and leave a lasting legacy for women’s football in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. “
“The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the biggest sporting event on Australian soil since the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The competition will showcase Australia and New Zealand to a global audience over a billion people. ”
“The announcement of the host cities and stadiums for this edition is a major step in the preparation of the next Women’s World Cup, a competition that will bring nations together, inspire generations and provide the ideal platform to develop ever more diverse football. and multicultural in the years to come. “
Johanna Wood, president of the New Zealand Football Federation, also reacted:
“It is a privilege to be able to co-host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup with Australia and we look forward to welcoming the best female footballers from around the world and their supporters to New Zealand / Aotearoa.”
“We will continue to work with our partners to organize the best edition of this competition to date. The legacy of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins now and we intend to leave a lasting imprint on women’s sport in both of us. countries and the wider Asia-Pacific region. ”
The selection of host cities and stadiums follows an extensive process carried out over the past eight months by FIFA in collaboration with the two host associations. It included virtual seminars and one-on-one workshops with host cities and candidate stadiums, as well as an in-depth analysis of each host city’s infrastructure and facilities, each stadium, training venues and accommodation options.