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Women’s World Cup due to high ticket demand: Australia’s start moved to bigger stadium

Updated on 01/31/2023 at 10:30 am

  • Women’s World Cup opener moved to final in Sydney
  • This is due to high demand for tickets.

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Due to high demand for tickets, the opening match will be co-hosted Australia For the Women’s World Cup (July 20 to August 20), the Grand Final was moved to Sydney. The former Olympic stadium “Stadium Australia” is the largest venue of the tournament and holds 83,500 spectators.

The match between the Matildas and Ireland was originally scheduled for 20 July (12:00 CEST) at the Sydney Football Stadium, with a capacity of around 42,500 fans.

The first day of the World Cup could break the 100,000 stadium attendance mark

The opening ceremony and opening match between New Zealand and Norway (9.00 CEST) will take place earlier at Eden Park, Auckland. Thus, it can break the 100,000 stadium attendance mark on the very first day of the World Cup.

“FIFA is doing everything in its power to organize the biggest and best Women’s World Cup this year. With their colour, excitement and atmosphere in the stadiums, the fans play a vital role in the success of the tournament,” said FIFA Secretary General Padma Samoura. (Pak/SIT)