Women’s World Cup opener tickets are no longer available because everything has been sold out
According to a senior FIFA official, Australia, the co-hosts of the Women’s World Cup, will have a sold-out opening game next month.
The chief executive of the tournament, Dave Beeche, announced that the Matildas’ match against Ireland on July 20th at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, with a capacity of approximately 80,000 spectators, has completely sold out.
“There is currently nothing available,” he said.
Beeche anticipates a full house in Auckland on the same day, as tournament co-hosts New Zealand, also known as the “Football Ferns,” kick off their campaign against Norway.
“It’s going to be a massive day for women’s football,” he said on the back-to-back games on both sides of the Tasman Sea.
The tournament organizer has stated that there are only a small number of tickets remaining for New Zealand’s first game at Eden Park, with less than 25 days until the event. The stadium’s capacity is just under 40,000.
Beeche confirmed that the Auckland stadium would be completely filled for the opener, despite concerns about the tournament’s poor ticket sales in New Zealand.
FIFA, the organization in charge of football, has announced that approximately 1.1 million tickets have been purchased for the 64 matches taking place in Australia and New Zealand.
Sarai Bareman, FIFA’s head of women’s football, has expressed worry about the low ticket sales in New Zealand, where the co-hosts are currently struggling in their performance.
The New Zealand team, known as the Football Ferns, have not won a match in their last 10 games and have one final opportunity to gain a confidence-boosting victory in a home friendly against Vietnam on July 10th.
According to Beeche, there have been 270,000 tickets sold in New Zealand and 830,000 tickets sold in Australia. Beeche explained that the difference in ticket sales is due to the difference in population sizes between the two countries. Australia has a population of 26 million people, while New Zealand has a population of five million.
“When you look at the Matildas being a high-ranked team and the Football Ferns’ run of form, New Zealand is doing pretty well,” he said.