Women’s World Cup: Australia v Ireland opener held at Sydney’s Stadium Australia to meet ticket demand | Soccer News

The Republic of Ireland’s Women’s World Cup opener against Australia has been moved to a new venue to meet ticket demands.

The match on July 20, on the opening night of the tournament, will now take place at Stadium Australia in Sydney, which has a capacity of 82,500.

The clash was originally due to take place at the Allianz Stadium, which holds 42,000.

Stadium Australia was only to host knockout matches, but given the overwhelming interest in tickets, FIFA made the decision to move Australia’s first match to Sydney’s largest stadium.

Stadium Australia has a capacity of 82,500

FIFA is now hoping to get at least 100,000 fans through the turnstiles for the opening night games (Australia v Republic of Ireland in Sydney and New Zealand v Norway at Eden Park in Auckland).

“FIFA’s mission is to organize the biggest and best Women’s World Cup in history this year, and the fans, those who bring color, passion and atmosphere to the stadiums will be part of it. integral to the success of the tournament,” said FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura. .

“With this in mind, we have made a decision that will allow over 100,000 supporters to attend the opening day, providing more opportunities for supporters to take part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup as a month of football that we will never forget begins.”

Sky Sports

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