The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be the first edition of the tournament to be held in Oceania. Australia and New Zealand will receive the selections of the 32 participating countries and the Earth presents the stadiums that will host the Women’s World Cup. A Brazilian Team premieres on July 24, at 8 am, against Panama.
The Women’s World Cup will take place in 10 stadiums, spread across nine cities, including five in Australia and four in New Zealand. The first game will be played at Eden Park in Auckland between hosts New Zealand and Norway. The final will be at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney, Australia. The semifinals will take place one in each country.
Check out the cities and stadiums of the 2023 Women’s World Cup:
Capital of the state of New South Wales, Sydney is considered the most multicultural metropolis in Australia and has two stadiums that will host the matches of the World Cup. This is where the Accor Stadium is located, the former Olympic Stadium in Australia, opened in 1999 and with a capacity for 82,500 fans. The stadium will even host the final match, as well as matches in the round of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals.
The most populous city in the state of Victoria, Melbourne became Australia’s most populated urban area in 2023, surpassing Sydney. It is also one of the largest financial centers in the Asia-Pacific region.
It is home to the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, opened in 2010, which has a capacity of just over 30,000 fans. Regularly used for rugby and cricket matches, the stadium will host four first round games and two round of 16 matches, including the match between Brazil and Jamaica, in the third round of the group stage.
Largest metropolis in the state of Western Australia, Perth built its wealth based on gold exploration. Today, with more than 2 million inhabitants, it is one of the main commercial and industrial centers in the country and will also host games of the Women’s World Cup.
Matches will take place at Perth Rectangular Stadium, used for both sporting events and music concerts. Founded in 1910 and with capacity for 20,500 fans, the stadium will host five World Cup matches.
Third largest city in Australia by population, Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queenland and is considered an important economic, administrative, cultural and urban center of the country. The Cup games in the city will take place at the Brisbane Football Stadium, known as Lang Park.
The stadium was founded in 1914 and has a capacity for 52,500 people. There, five group stage games will be held, including the match between Brazil and France in the 2nd round, a round of 16 match, one of the quarterfinals and the dispute for 3rd place.
Capital of the state of South Australia, Adelaide is the fifth most populous city in the country, with 1.2 million inhabitants. Located on the South Coast of Australia, it is known for offering religious freedom, political progressivism and social freedoms.
Adelaide is home to the Hindmarsh Stadium, a polyarena with a capacity for 16,500 people and founded in 1960. In the World Cup, the stadium will host four group stage games, including Brazil’s opener against Panama, and a round of 16 match. Final.
Auckland (New Zealand):
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is the island country’s main financial and economic centre. The metropolis has a population of 1.4 million inhabitants and is curiously located in an area close to 53 volcanoes, in addition to dozens of geysers.
That’s where Eden Park is located, stage of the opening of the 2023 Women’s World Cup and the opening match between hosts New Zealand and Norway. Founded in 1900 and with a capacity for 50,000 people, the stadium will host five group stage games, one in the round of 16, one in the quarterfinals, in addition to one of the semifinals.
Wellington (New Zealand):
The New Zealand capital, with a population of 212,000 people in the urban area, is close to a natural harbor and the majority of the population lives in mountain areas. It is known for its rich cultural hub, with regional museums, a symphony orchestra and the concentration of New Zealand film production.
The capital’s stadium is the Wellington Regional Stadium, founded in 1999 and with a capacity for 34,500 people. There, seven group stage matches will be held, one of the round of 16 and one of the quarterfinals.
Dunedin (New Zealand):
The metropolis is the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the main city in the Otago region. Its roots are in Maori, Scottish and Chinese cultures. The city grew during the period of gold exploration in the region and, today, it has become a center for the arts, tourism and technological development.
In the metropolis, the Cup games will be held at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, also known as Dunedin Stadium, founded in 1999 and with a capacity for 30,748 fans, where six group stage matches will take place. It is the only stadium in the world that is completely covered and has natural grass.
Hamilton (New Zealand):
Known as New Zealand’s most beautiful city, Hamilton started out as an agricultural hub, but developed into education and research. Currently, it has a population of approximately 179,000 people.
It is also home to the 25,800 capacity Waikato Stadium, which opened in 2002. The stadium will host five group stage matches of the Women’s World Cup.
Accor Stadium, Australia
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Sydney Stadium in Australia
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Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Australia
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Perth Rectangular Stadium, Australia
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Brisbane Stadium, Australia
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Hindmarsh Stadium, Australia
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Eden Park in New Zealand
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Wellington Stadium in New Zealand
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Waikato Stadium, New Zealand
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Dunedin Stadium, New Zealand
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