Australia and New Zealand will combine the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 hosting responsibilities for the first time. Besides, the competition will take place at a record-breaking 10 locations, including some fantastic arenas that will highlight the best games.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Venues
The FIFA Women’s World Cup games will be held at ten stadiums. In this edition, Six stadiums from five cities in Australia and four venues from four cities in New Zealand.
These include Stadium Australia, Lang Park, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Perth Oval, Sydney Football Stadium, Hindmarsh Stadium and Wellington Regional Stadium, Eden Park, Dunedin Stadium, and Waikato Stadium.
Brisbane Stadium, also known as Suncorp Stadium, is in Milton, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. The stadium’s capacity is awe-inspiring, as it can adjust up to 52,500 spectators.
Its seating capacity ensures spectators can come jointly and support their favorite team. Brisbane Stadium is not limited to a single sport, as it hosts various sporting events yearly. It will host eight games of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Hindmarsh Stadium is a prominent landmark and a beloved sporting destination for the local community. With a capacity of 16,500, this stadium offers a close setting that closely connects fans with the game. Its convenient location near the banks of the River Torrens makes it easily accessible for everyone.
Six games of the 2023 Women’s World Cup will feature here. AAMI Park is located next to Melbourne’s Olympic Park Stadium. It is a rectangular stadium with a capacity of 30,052 people. AAMI Park is known for hosting major events, such as the AFC Asian Cup 2015 opening ceremony.
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FIFA’s Women’s World Cup five group stage matches will occur at Perth Stadium. It was also known as Perth Oval. For the FIFA Women’s World Cup, major modifications have been made. It can hold 22,225 people.
The arena is the only rectangular professional stadium in the city. That has undergone lighting, dressing room, and playing surface upgrades and is located near the city center.
The Women’s World Cup 2023 opening match between Matildas and Ireland will play at Stadium Australia. Its capacity is 69,314 people. It is located at Sydney Olympic Park, which holds the record for Australia’s most prominent women’s football match attendance.
This stadium will host the tournament’s opening match and the final match. The Olympic Park train station serves the precinct and offers extra services for significant events.
Sydney Football Stadium
Sydney Football Stadium will host six Women’s World Cup 2023 matches, including Group F clashes between France and Jamaica. It has a capacity of 45,512 fans. One of Australia’s largest rectangular venues. It hosts domestic football, rugby league, and rugby union matches.
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Venues in New Zealand
The Dunedin Stadium will host six FIFA Women’s world cup group games in 2023. Its capacity is 28,744. Its nicknamed “The Glasshouse” due to its greenhouse-like covering. It has hosted World Cup games twice in New Zealand.
The stadium has also hosted events with Ed Sheeran for New Zealand’s All Blacks and the Wellington Phoenix. It attracted over 100,000 people during a 2018 tour.
Eden Park, New Zealand’s national stadium, has been hosting sports since 1900. Eden Park is one of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 venues list. This stadium’s capacity is 48,276. Originally a cricket ground, it was redeveloped for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The stadium has hosted international women’s football events, including the Rugby World Cup 2021 final, Cricket World Cup matches, etc. Eden Park is also the site for the 2023 Women’s World Cup opening game.
Norway and Zambia will play five group matches at Hamilton’s Waikato stadium for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. It can host a fan of about 25,111. It is a rectangular venue in New Zealand that will play a crucial role in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
It hosted two preliminary qualifiers and Portugal’s win over Cameroon. It has hosted major events, including the FIFA U17 Women’s WC 2018, the FIFA U20 World Cup 2015, etc.
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Wellington Regional Stadium
This venue will feature nine FIFA Women’s World Cup games in 2023. It can host 34500 fans. Wellington Regional Stadium is nicknamed “The Cake Tin” because of its bowl shape.
Located on reclaimed railway land, it is easily accessible during the FIFA Women’s World Cup. It hosted games of the Rugby World Cup 2018 and the Cricket World Cup 2015. In 2019, this venue had a record attendance of 47,260 fans.