Sam Kerr predicts the 2023 Women’s World Cup will “realise Australia’s football legacy” : WomensSoccer

Sam Kerr predicts the 2023 Women’s World Cup will “realise Australia’s football legacy” : WomensSoccer

Interesting new bid details here too:

FFA announced the pillars of the Australian / New Zealand World Cup bid would be as follows:

  • A minimum of five stadiums in each host country, located along Australia’s coastline and across New Zealand – up to 13 stadiums in 12 host cities.

  • Ensuring record attendance of 1.5 million, averaging 24,000 fans at each game.

  • Ticket prices starting at just USD 5 with all match tickets priced below USD 90.

  • Official opening match and ceremony at Auckland’s Eden Park, while a standalone match on Day 2 will inaugurate the tournament in Australia.

  • Four groups will be located in each country during the Group Stage.

  • The Group Stage would be evenly split, while Australia will host five of eight Round of 16 matches, three of four Quarter Finals, a Semi-Final, the 3rd Place Play-Off and Final.

  • The Aotea Centre or the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland as the potential venue for the 2023 FWWC draw.

  • Primary International Broadcast Centre located at Sydney Olympic Park; secondary IBC at New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland.

  • Innovative match scheduling to deliver broadcast content in windows that work for established football markets in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

  • Earmarking the development of an International Centre for Women’s Football in Australia, serving the Asia-Pacific region through elite training and playing opportunities.

  • During the Group Stage, team travel distances will be minimised by clustering 4 groups in each individual country. From the Round of 16, travel between Australia and New Zealand would take place from the east coast of Australia only.

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