- Additional big screens will be installed outside Stadium Australia in Sydney Olympic Park to allow event goers heading to Saturday night’s England v Colombia Quarter-final to watch the Matildas v France game prior to entering.
- Screens in Cathy Freeman Park will complement the screens showing the action at The Brewery and The Locker Room in Sydney Olympic Park village.
- Gates open at Stadium Australia for England v Colombia at 6:30pm.
- All tickets include travel to and from Olympic Park on public transport, including Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses.
lnterest in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM is reaching fever pitch and passionate supporters of the Matildas are gearing up to support Australia in the Quarter Final on Saturday 12 August.
Football fans who are in Sydney will have a range of options to come together to cheer on the Matildas during their match against France at 5pm on Saturday 12 August.
The FIFA Fan FestivalTM at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour is showing every match of the tournament live and free, and record numbers of fans – more than 180,000 people – have already enjoyed the experience and hospitality on offer.
FIFA Fan FestivalTM will be open from 3pm until 11pm on Saturday 12 August, with a broadcast of both Quarter-final matches throughout the afternoon and evening, alongside live entertainment from artist Jacoténe at 7pm between matches.
For supporters who are attending the Quarter Final between England and Colombia on Saturday at Stadium Australia at 8.30pm, screens will be provided outside the stadium for match-goers to watch the Matildas game prior to entering. This is a one-off arrangement for fans who are already attending Stadium Australia and is not a public live site.
There is also a range of public viewing events being hosted across Greater Sydney and NSW – fans are encouraged to check local advice or visit this snapshot of events on the Office of Sport website: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/fifawwc#public-viewing-events
Some licensed venues will also be showing the FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, and the match will be shown on free-to-air TV.
Premier Chris Minns said: “This is a significant moment for women’s sport in Australia and globally and it’s fantastic that NSW locals and visitors are getting behind the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 TM with such enthusiasm.
“We are so proud of the Matildas and know that they will feel the support and hear the cheers from right across Sydney and NSW when they take to the field on Saturday afternoon.”
Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham said: “The fan experience in Sydney for FIFA Women’s World Cup supporters is unparalleled. We have the most popular FIFA Fan Festival of all host cities, have sold the most tickets to matches on ground and local businesses and communities are coming together in celebration for every game.
“Now is the time to get behind the Matildas and this spectacular sporting phenomenon by coming down to Tumbalong Park, watching with friends at a public viewing event, gathering at a bar or club or simply cheering from home.”
Minister for Sport Steve Kamper said: “The interest in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 TM gives us great confidence about the future of football and women’s sport in NSW, with so many families and fans getting out to see these outstanding athletes in action.
“We will be ready to welcome the Matildas back to Sydney for the semi-final next week and to support them right through the tournament.”