More than 500,000 tickets for the 2023 Women’s World Cup have already been sold, according to FIFA

More than 500,000 tickets for the 2023 Women’s World Cup have already been sold, according to FIFA

As preparations for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand reach the final stages, FIFA has announced that over 500,000 tickets have already been sold, but there’s no need to worry.

Fans from 129 countries bought tickets to the inaugural 32-team tournament, led by punters from two co-host nations, followed by the United States, United Kingdom, Qatar, Germany, China, Canada, Republic of Ireland and France . .

A female soccer player dressed in yellow and green kicks the ball past a player dressed in blue and yellow during a match
Due to high demand for the Matildas’ opening game against the Republic of Ireland, the match will be moved to Stadium Australia.(Getty Images: Darien Trainor)

The most popular match is the final at Sydney’s Stadium Australia on 20 August. Meanwhile, FIFA decided to move Matildas’ first group match against the Republic of Ireland from the low-capacity Sydney Football Stadium (42,500 capacity) to the final venue (83,500) due to high demand.

Fans were frustrated after the new ticket sales phase kicked off at midnight in November with little warning from FIFA.

However, FIFA told ABC that none of the matches were completely exhausted and that a further sales phase was scheduled before the tournament’s opener on 20 July, including all three matches of the Matildas group and the final. I have confirmed that

The domestic quota has also been questioned by overseas fans, The Irish Federation reportedly received a ticket quota of just 4% (or 1,700 tickets) from FIFA for their opening match against Australia.

ABC understands that Irish officials could have applied for more ticket allocations, and FIFA hopes Australia’s large Irish expat community will be able to participate in the three group games. I’m here.

More tickets were sold for this year’s tournament than were sold in the first six months of the previous World Cup in France in 2019. The game in the last four years.

Three of a record five women’s football matches were played last year, with Barcelona’s UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final against Wolfsburg setting a new record of 91,648 at Camp Nou, previously set at the 1999 Women’s World Cup. I broke the record. The USA-China cup final at the Rose Bowl in front of 90,185 people.

Sam Kerr’s Chelsea faced Caitlin Hood and Stephen Cutley’s Arsenal at London’s Emirates Stadium last weekend, with a total of 46,811 tickets sold.

The 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada saw a record attendance of 1.35 million with an average of 26,028 fans per match, while France had a total of 1.13 million with an average of 21,756.

With the 2022 World Cup not being held in Qatar, FIFA has stepped up its marketing efforts for the women’s tournament, with the governing body aiming to sell more than 1.5 million tickets overall.

A view through a soccer net shows a goalkeeper in a packed stadium with players and a ball in the background.
The record for women’s soccer matches has been held for over 20 years and was held until the 1999 Women’s World Cup final in the United States.(Getty Images: David Madison)

At least five countries will make their Women’s World Cup debut in 2023, including Morocco, Zambia, the Philippines, Vietnam and the Republic of Ireland. tickets are also on sale.

The play-off tournament will feature 10 teams from Portugal, Cameroon, Thailand, Chile, Haiti, Senegal, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay and Panama, competing for the remaining three spots in the final.

Tickets for the 2023 Women’s World Cup can be purchased from the official FIFA website here.

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