FIFA WC: Attendance records and tickets continue to rise at the 2023 Women’s World Cup
With Matildas matches becoming hot tickets, Australia’s semi-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Open 32 team format helped set a record for tournament attendance.
Football’s international governing body said on Tuesday that 1.77 million tickets had been sold for the tournament co-organized by Australia and New Zealand, with a total of 1,734,028 people attending 60 games. The record match attendance for the 2023 edition was 75,784 for three limited-capacity matches at Sydney’s Australia Stadium, built for the 2000 Olympics.
FIFA says the average audience for matches across 10 venues was 28,900, 7,000 higher than the average for matches at the 2019 edition in France and 4,000 above the historic average at eight previous Women’s World Cup.