FIFA Women's World Cup 2023

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. Across the nine Auckland matches, 350,000 tickets were issued to fans, representing an average of 38,969 per match. 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. There were also over 90,000 fan visits to the FIFA Fan Festival, which was open for the duration of the tournament at The Cloud on Queen’s Wharf and free for all ages.

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Impact Evaluation report for Auckland

The report reveals that the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ generated a net economic benefit of $48.9 million to Auckland, far exceeding expectations.

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Host City Report

Compiled by Host City Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on behalf of Auckland Council, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and Auckland Transport to document the activities and events the Host City undertook in support of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.