- Shamser Khalid
FIFA Women’s World Cup Rolls Out FIFA Fan Festival
FIFA announced that all nine Host Cities will have a FIFA Fan Festival during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™. All nine host cities will be hosting a FIFA Fan Festival, and all will be for free.
The FIFA Fan Festival is a one-stop destination for fans that provides a vibrant space to celebrate the beautiful game. The festival will be free for people of all ages and will feature the tournament on the big screens at each venue.
FIFA Women's World Cup
In addition to all this, it will be the first time that FIFA Fan Festivals will be rolled out at a FIFA Women’s World Cup. This fact is in keeping with the tournament's theme of firsts, and it's great to see that FIFA is committed to making football truly global, accessible, and inclusive.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is a global football tournament that is held every four years, bringing together national teams from around the world to compete for the coveted trophy. The tournament began in 1991 and has since grown in popularity, with the most recent edition held in France in 2019 attracting record-breaking crowds and viewership.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup not only showcases the best female footballers in the world but also provides a platform to promote gender equality and empowerment, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to participate in sports and pursue their dreams.
The upcoming 2023 edition will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, marking the first time the tournament will be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura emphasized that the Fan Festival isn't just for sports enthusiasts, but for anyone who loves to have fun and connect with others. "These exciting events provide an opportunity to experience football in new ways in a fun festival environment," she said.
There will be a FIFA Fan Festival in every Host City at various times during the tournament, which will run from 20 July to 20 August 2023. To provide the best possible experience for visitors, the events at each venue will be tailored to the local climate, matchdays, and kick-off times.
Here's where you can catch the FIFA Fan Festival action:
Festival Plaza in Adelaide/Tarntanya
South Bank Parklands in Brisbane/Meaanjin
Federation Square in Melbourne/Naarm
Forrest Place in Perth/Boorloo
Tumbalong Park in Sydney/Gadigal
New Zealand Venues:
The Cloud in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau
Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa
Shed 6 in Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Dunedin Town Hall & Glenroy Auditorium in Dunedin/Ōtepoti
Formerly known as the FIFA Fan Fest™, this festival has previously appeared at four editions of the FIFA World Cup™, starting with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™. It debuted in its new form as the FIFA Fan Festival at last year's FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Stay tuned for more announcements from FIFA as the tournament approaches, including details about opening times, music acts, and other exciting activities that will be available at the FIFA Fan Festival.