Date set for FIFA to announce Women’s World Cup 2023 Host Cities

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FIFA have confirmed that the host cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia will be announced on Thursday 1 April. 

Following an eight-month review process involving each of the 12 candidate Host Cities and 13 stadiums, FIFA are set to announce which cities will host matches for the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. 

The 12 candidate Host Cities and stadiums (13) are:

- Adelaide – Hindmarsh Stadium
- Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau – Eden Park
- Brisbane – Brisbane Stadium 
- Christchurch / Ōtautahi – Christchurch Stadium
- Dunedin / Ōtepoti – Dunedin Stadium 
- Hamilton / Kirikiriroa – Waikato Stadium 
- Launceston – York Park 
- Melbourne – Melbourne Rectangular Stadium 
- Newcastle – Newcastle Stadium 
- Perth – Perth Rectangular Stadium 
- Sydney – Stadium Australia and Sydney Football Stadium 
- Wellington / Pōneke – Wellington Stadium 

New Zealand Football CEO Andrew Pragnell said: 

“Announcing the host cities is one of the first major steps on the way to 2023 and allows the real planning to start for when we host the world’s best players and their fans in just over two years’ time.  

“I want to applaud each of our five candidate cities for work they have done in presenting compelling arguments to FIFA for why they should host the tournament. 

“While this announcement will confirm where games will be played, this is a tournament we want to reach all of New Zealand. Regardless of which cities are selected, we will be working closely with FIFA to ensure the whole country has an important role to play in hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 events in order to leave a lasting legacy for all of Aotearoa.”

The announcement of the Host Cities and stadiums for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will be made by FIFA in the early morning of Thursday 1 April (New Zealand time). 

In addition to the host cities, FIFA are still to confirm details of other locations, such as team training bases, across the country which will be heavily involved in the tournament. More information on other tournament locations, as well as the provisional match schedule, will be announced at a later date. 

Article added: Tuesday 30 March 2021


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