Adelaide to Host Women’s World Cup Matches
The South Australian State Government has been successful in its bid for Adelaide to host matches for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held 10 July – 20 August.
The announcement by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and FA Chairman Chris Nikou follows an intense review process involving seven Australian cities and eight stadia, with Adelaide awarded rights as one of the 5 Australian host cities. This is part of the expanded version of the quadrennial world championship for women’s football which will see 32 nations compete for world championship honours.
The Legacy Committee will work in collaboration with the state government and consult with key stakeholders to focus the FSA WWC 2023 Legacy Plan on:
- Infrastructure – programs to address under-investment in girls’ and women’s community and club facilities
- Participation – initiatives to drive increased participation across football at all levels and ages
- Leadership and Culture – initiatives to enhance the leadership skills of girls and women in football; increase leadership opportunities for women in football; and to drive gender equality and social change.
The successful bid will also result in construction of a State Centre for Football also available as a key training site for the 2023 FIFA World Cup, with a further investment of $5 million provided to complete Stage 2 of the world class facility at Gepps Cross.
Adelaide’s matches will be played at the soon to be upgraded Hindmarsh Stadium which the state government has committed $45 million in improvements, including a major overhaul of the stadium’s change rooms, a shade covering over the eastern grandstand, a full replacement of the pitch, new arena lighting and improved media and corporate facilities.
These are the host cities for the FIFA WWC Australia New Zealand 2023™:
- Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau
- Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Football SA website.
What: Adelaide to Host FIFA Women’s World Cup Matches
When: 10 July – 20 August 2023
Where: Hindmarsh Stadium | Holden St, Hindmarsh
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: The Matildas website
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