- 12 candidate cities in Australia and New Zealand to participate in digital workshops from 20 October to 4 November
Following the choice in June to award Australia and New Zealand the proper to host the following FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2023, the process to choose the Host Cities for the event took its first steps right this moment with affirmation that digital workshops between FIFA and the 12 candidate cities will happen from 20 October to 4 November.
The digital workshops will present a discussion board for the 12 candidate cities to study extra in regards to the venue selection process from FIFA and the host member associations – Football Federation Australia and New Zealand Football. The cities can even current an replace on their plans, which will likely be adopted by an interactive Q&A session the place operational features will likely be mentioned.
The 12 candidate cities that can participate within the digital workshops are:
- Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney*
- New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Wellington
*Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium
Speaking forward of the digital workshops, Colin Smith, FIFA Chief Tournaments & Events Officer, stated:
“We look forward to the virtual workshops over the coming weeks as we take our first steps together with Australia and New Zealand towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. These workshops will provide a useful forum to learn more about the 12 candidate cities, such as their plans for stadia, training sites and other key operational areas.”
Following the conclusion of the digital workshops and in keeping with FIFA’s coverage to comply with the suggestions and steering from well being authorities through the COVID-19 pandemic, visits to all candidate cities will likely be organised when it’s protected to achieve this.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 would be the first FIFA World Cup – males’s or girls’s – to be co-hosted by two confederations, in addition to the primary FIFA Women’s World Cup to function 32 groups.