Ten stadiums in nine host cities across Australia and New Zealand will host matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, the governing body of football announced on Thursday.
With just over two years to go until some of the best players in the world take to the field in Australia and New Zealand, the host city announcement represents a major milestone for many football fans and players around the world, as well as in the preparations for the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 – which will be the first-ever co-hosted FIFA Women’s World Cup and the first edition to feature 32 teams.
The host cities and stadiums for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 are: Adelaide – Hindmarsh Stadium, Auckland / Tamaki Makaurau – Eden Park, Brisbane – Brisbane Stadium, Dunedin / Otepoti – 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.
They announced that Eden Park in Auckland will host the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 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 for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 to be announced later this year.