First tickets for FIFA Women’s World Cup to go on sale next week

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FIFA has announced that ticket packages for next year’s Women’s World Cup will go on sale on October 6. 

The Women’s World Cup is set to take place in Australia and New Zealand, making it the first-ever co-hosted women’s tournament. The event will kick off on July 20 and feature 32 teams competing in 64 matches across nine host cities and 10 stadiums.

Ticket sales will begin with an exclusive Visa pre-sale from October 6-12 before going on sale to the general public from October 13-21.

These initial sales will only include ticket-package options, such as a two-stadium specific pass and a home-team pass option for Australia and New Zealand fans. These packages will be available to Visa cardholders first before being made available to those in the Australia and New Zealand football communities.

Ticket packages will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with prices starting at AUD/NZD$40 (£24/€27/$26) for adults and AUD/NZD$20 for children.

The draw of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will take place on October 22 following the conclusion of the first ticket sales phase. Following the draw, single match pass ticket sales will begin with another Visa-exclusive ticket pre-sale period from October 25.

From November 1, all fans will be able to secure tickets to the Women’s World Cup.

The tournament has the aim of being accessible and affordable for families and young people, with single match tickets starting at AUD/NZD$20 for adults and AUD/NZD$10 for children.

The last minute sales phase will kick off in April 2023 ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Around one million tickets will be on sale during the first sales period. The tournament begins on July 20 at Eden Park in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and finishes on 20 August with the Final at Sydney/Gadigal’s Stadium Australia.

FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura said: “As the first FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in the southern hemisphere and the first-ever edition to feature 32 teams, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 will truly be a tournament of firsts, providing an important platform to inspire fans and create a new generation of role models through football.

“With just over nine months to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 kicks off and tickets affordably priced for everyone, we look forward to giving fans a chance to be part of another incredible celebration of football next year and seeing women’s football go beyond greatness in 2023.”

Sarai Bareman, FIFA’s chief women’s football officer, added: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand will be an incredible and hugely exciting moment for fans from across the host countries and around the world.

“As qualification reaches its final stages ahead of next month’s draw in New Zealand, we are excited to reveal ticketing details for the tournament today, including when fans will get the first chance to secure their seat at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.”