With less than 50 days to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ kicks off, Ōtepoti Dunedin is preparing to play its part in one of the largest sporting events ever hosted in New Zealand.

The tournament begins on 20 July 2023 and is expected to attract about 30,000 visitors to New Zealand, while showcasing the country to an international audience of 2 billion.

As the only Host City in the South Island, Dunedin will host six matches featuring the Philippines, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Japan, Costa Rica, Argentina, South Africa, Vietnam and New Zealand’s very own Football Ferns.

 The Swiss team will also base themselves in Dunedin for three weeks during the group stage.

A range of events and activities have been organised in Dunedin to support the tournament:

  • The FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ Trophy Tour will visit Dunedin from 22-25 June 2023, as part of an international tour covering all 32 participating nations and nine host cities. There will be a range of opportunities for the public to see the trophy in Dunedin, including at community football events, retail venues, within the tertiary precinct and at the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival.
  • The FIFA Fan Festival™  will be held at the Dunedin Town Hall and Glenroy Auditorium on six days between 20 July and 30 July, during the tournament’s group stage. The festival will include live match screenings, live music, sporting activations and cultural performances, cosy pub-style eating areas, snacks and drinks from local food trucks, and much more.
  • Fans can look forward to a range of transport options to get people to and from Dunedin’s stadium easily. Park and ride options and free public buses to the stadium will be available, and using the walking route from the central city to the stadium will be encouraged.
  • 350 FIFA volunteers will be on hand in Dunedin, at fixtures and associated events, to help ensure the tournament runs smoothly. 

The good news is tickets are still available for all six Dunedin matches. Prices begin at $20 for an adult and $10 for a child. Group sales are also available for larger clubs and community groups, as well as Accessibility Tickets. Tickets can be purchased at FIFA.com/tickets

For more information, visit: FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™ - Ōtepoti | Dunedin New Zealand official website (dunedinnz.com)


Published on 8 Jun 2023

Orderdate: 8 Jun 2023
Expiry: 8 Jun 2025