The FIFA Women’s World Cup is an international soccer tournament organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) exclusively for women’s national teams. It is the most prestigious tournament in women’s soccer and is held every four years. The tournament features teams from around the world competing for the title of world champion.
The number of participating teams has varied over the years, but the most recent editions have included 24 teams. The tournament consists of a group stage, where teams are divided into groups and play against each other, followed by knockout rounds, including the Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and the final.
What is the Fan Festival?
The FIFA Fan Festival in all nine Host Cities across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand goes beyond football, offering fans a vibrant destination to enjoy the best in football, music, entertainment, local culture, food, and games.
FIFA has confirmed that all nine Host Cities will host a FIFA Fan Festival during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.
This is the first time FIFA Fan Festivals will be rolled out at a FIFA Women’s World Cup, keeping with the tournament’s theme of firsts.
All FIFA Fan Festivals will be free for all ages and provide a vibrant destination for everyone to celebrate the global game and experience the best in football, music, entertainment, local culture, food, and games. Fans will be able to enjoy FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 matches on screens at each venue.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said: “Whether you are an avid fan or a football newcomer, the FIFA Fan Festival provides an exciting entertainment space that brings people together beyond football.”
“Our mission is to make football truly global, accessible, and inclusive, and these exciting events provide the opportunity to experience football in new ways in a fun festival environment.”
A FIFA Fan Festival will be present in every Host City at various times during the tournament (20 July – 20 August 2023). To provide the best possible experience for visitors, the events at each venue will be tailored based on the local climate, the matchday, and kick-off times.
Venues for the FIFA Fan Festivals:
- Adelaide/Tarntanya – Festival Plaza
- Brisbane/Meaanjin – South Bank Parklands
- Melbourne/Naarm – Federation Square
- Perth/Boorloo – Forrest Place
- Sydney/Gadigal – Tumbalong Park
Aotearoa New Zealand Venues
- Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau – The Cloud
- Hamilton/Kirikiriroa – Claudelands Event Centre
- Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara – Shed 6
- Dunedin/Ōtepoti – Dunedin Town Hall & Glenroy Auditorium
Formerly known as the FIFA Fan Fest, this one-stop destination for fans previously appeared at four editions of the FIFA World Cup – starting with the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006. Last year at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 it debuted in its new form as the ‘FIFA Fan Festival’.
Further announcements about opening times, music acts, and other activities will be made in the lead-up to the tournament.
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