- FIFA to visit 9 Host Cities and match venues from 21 June
- Visit shall be an “important and exciting step” for match preparation and planning
- Next FIFA Women’s World Cup™ to happen from 20 July to 20 August 2023
With simply over two years to go till kick-off, preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will take an essential step ahead in Australia and New Zealand this month with a delegation from FIFA set to start a two-week visit to the host nations.
After finishing the obligatory quarantine interval in the host nations, a FIFA delegation, together with specialists from key operational areas, will visit the 9 Host Cities and ten stadiums in Australia and New Zealand, in addition to examine different potential match venues throughout the 2 co-hosts.
During the 2-week visit, FIFA representatives may also meet with key stakeholders and representatives in Australia and New Zealand, together with host member associations and native authorities, to focus on preparations and key operational issues for the match.
Stadium visits – key dates
- 21 June – Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington Stadium)
- 22 June – Hamilton/Kirikiriroa (Waikato Stadium)
- 23 June – Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau (Eden Park)
- 25 June – Dunedin/Ōtepoti (Dunedin Stadium)
- 29-30 June – Sydney (Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium)
- 1 July – Brisbane (Brisbane Stadium)
- 2 July – Adelaide (Hindmarsh Stadium)
- 3 July – Perth (Perth Rectangular Stadium)
- 4 July – Melbourne (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium)
Rhiannon Martin, Head of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Project – FIFA, stated:
“With simply over two years to go till the subsequent FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 kicks off, we’re excited to have the ability to visit the 9 Host Cities and ten stadiums along with our colleagues in Australia and New Zealand and to see first-hand the continuing preparations and progress for the match.
Following an intensive variety of digital workshops and collaboration with Host Cities and many stakeholders throughout Australia and New Zealand for the reason that match was awarded final yr, this visit shall be an essential step in the general match preparations in addition to our purpose to organise an unbelievable FIFA Women’s World Cup with Australia and New Zealand in 2023.”
Jane Fernandez, FIFA Chief Operating Officer – Australia, added:
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 represents a unique opportunity to reach out to new audiences and inspire the next generation of players across Australia and New Zealand and around the world. With preparations continuing to gather pace in both host countries, the next two weeks will be another important and exciting step for FIFA and the five Host Cities in Australia, as we prepare to welcome the world’s best players and fans in 2023.”
Jane Patterson, FIFA Chief Operating Officer – New Zealand, stated:
“As the first-ever co-hosted FIFA Women’s World Cup and the first-ever FIFA tournament to be co-hosted across two confederations, 2023 will provide a platform to showcase the very best of women’s sport to players, fans and communities across both host countries and beyond. As well as examining overall preparations, the upcoming visit will provide a valuable opportunity for FIFA to work closely together with Host Cities, stadiums and authorities across New Zealand and progress plans to ensure a lasting legacy is felt from the tournament.”
Last month, the FIFA Council authorised the institution of a brand new FIFA subsidiary to handle the organisation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand. FIFA additionally just lately introduced the appointment of Dave Beeche because the CEO of the subsidiary.
Building on the success of the report-breaking 2019 version, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is the ninth version of the match and would be the first version to characteristic 32 groups, as unanimously determined by the FIFA Council. It will happen in Australia and New Zealand from 20 July to 20 August 2023.