#FIFAWWC 2023: Host cities and stadiums announced

Stadium Australia to host 2023 Women's World Cup Final
The 83,500 capacity Stadium Australia is to host the final of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. (PA Images)

Nine host cities and 10 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand have been selected for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the opening match in Auckland and final in Sydney.

The host cities and stadiums for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 are:

  • Adelaide – Hindmarsh Stadium
  • Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau – Eden Park
  • Brisbane – Brisbane Stadium
  • Dunedin / Ōtepoti – Dunedin Stadium
  • Hamilton / Kirikiriroa – Waikato Stadium
  • Melbourne – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
  • Perth – Perth Rectangular Stadium
  • Sydney – Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium
  • Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara – Wellington Stadium

Eden Park in Auckland will host the opening match, with Stadium Australia in Sydney selected to host the Final.

Both Australia and New Zealand will also host one semi-final each with the full match schedule to be announced later this year.

Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, told fifa.com: “The appointment of the 9 Host Cities represents a major milestone for the next FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, as well as for players and football fans across Australia, New Zealand and around the world.”

Chris Nikou, Football Australia President, said: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will be the biggest sporting event on Australian soil since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, showcasing Australia and New Zealand to a global audience of over one billion people.”

Johanna Wood, President of New Zealand Football, said: “It is a privilege to co-host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 with Australia and we look forward to welcoming the world’s best athletes and their supporters to Aotearoa New Zealand.”

“We have and will continue to work with our partners to deliver the biggest, most exciting and best tournament to date. The legacy of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 starts now and will go on to leave a lasting impression on women’s sport across both countries and the wider Asia-Pacific region.”

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