the largest women’s sporting event EVER held in Aotearoa New Zealand has created A LASTING LEGACY FOR TĀMAKI MAKAURAU AUCKLAND
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ surpassed expectations right from the incredible opening match between New Zealand and Norway at Eden Park, with several history making records being set in Auckland. More than 340,000 fans witnessed the world’s best footballers at Eden Park representing an average crowd of 38,047 across the nine Auckland matches. The record crowd for a football match in Aotearoa New Zealand – women’s or men’s – was broken three times in Auckland and a capacity crowd of 43,217 was achieved for the final three matches played at Eden Park.
Training Venues Legacy
One of the more visible legacies from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ is the upgrades at 11 training venues across the region to meet FIFA Tier 1 international tournament standards.
These wāhine toa (female leaders) speak about their careers, communities, and what hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland meant to them.
The Hine O Te Kura Youth Symposium helped spark a national conversation around changing the game on menstrual inequity. Content from the Symposium now has a permanent home with Sport New Zealand’s Flow On Effect series.
Hundreds of volunteers from the local community planted 5,100 native trees at Puhinui Reserve, South Auckland to celebrate the unity of 32 nations represented in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.