FIFA Women's World Cup set to be most attended women's event in history with over 1 million tickets sold
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The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is on track to become the most-attended women’s sporting event in history with over 1 million tickets already sold.
We’re still over a month away from the kick-off of one of the most hotly anticipated football tournaments in history, taking place in Australia and New Zealand.
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino revealed that 1,032,884 tickers had already been sold for the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
That number already surpasses the total sales for the 2019 tournament in France - making it a history-making event already.
In a statement released by FIFA, Infantino said: “Delighted to share with the world that FIFA has passed one million tickets sold for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand!
“As I write this, 1,032,884 tickets have been sold.
“This means that with over one month to go before kick-off, we have surpassed the numbers sold for France 2019, thus meaning that Australia & New Zealand 2023 is on track to become the most attended FIFA Women’s World Cup in history.
“The future is women - and thanks to the fans for supporting what will be the greatest FIFA Women's World Cup ever!
“The momentum is building in the host countries and across the globe, and I look forward to seeing you there to witness the stars of women’s football shine on the world stage.”
The tournament is set to get underway at Eden Park in Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau on Thursday, July 20, as co-hosts New Zealand take on Norway.
Just a couple of hours later Australia will take on Republic of Ireland in a match that was moved to the larger capacity of Stadium Australia due to demand.
That opening match for the co-hosts could signal one of the largest attended women’s football games in history.
With a capacity of 82,500, a sold-out Accor Stadium would sit at sixth on the all-time attended women’s football games, and would break the Matildas record.
FIFA released 250,000 additional tickets to the tournament for all 64 games allowing for fans from 150 countries to attend.
FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer, Sarai Bareman, is thrilled that more tickets across all matches will be available for excited fans.
“We are delighted that supporters in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and across the globe will have more opportunities to purchase tickets for all 64 matches at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is now just 48 days from kick-off,” Bareman said.
“Many matches in both host countries have experienced significant interest and sales demand, so we trust that this latest supply of tickets will enable some truly passionate fans to secure seats at matches that they may have missed out on so far.”