THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Women's National Team's opening game of FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 against Australia on July 20th has been moved to Stadium Australia.
The game was intially meant to be moved to the 42,500-capacity Allianz Stadium in Moore Park, but that has now changedFIFA officially confirmed on Monday that the news that the co-opening game has moved from Sydney Football Stadium to the tournament's largest venue following increased demand from supporters. Tickets for the original fixture had sold out, but the switch to Stadium Australia will see more tickets being made available on Public Sale via the FIFA Ticketing Portal. Over half a million tickets have already been sold for this summer's tournament with Ireland ranked ninth amongst the 32 participating nations of ticket purchasers.
The Irish are coming 🇮🇪
Our @FIFAWWC opener against Australia has been moved to Stadium Australia due to unprecedented ticket demand.
Public ticket sale coming on Feb 24 👉 https://t.co/hHODWsWJIA#AUSIRL | #COYGIG pic.twitter.com/Q3KkR1VO4b
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) January 30, 2023
FIFA.com/TicketsThe Second Sales Phase will conclude one Friday, March 3rd, with the Last-Minute Sales Phase commencing on Tuesday, April 11th – 100 days prior to the opening match-day.Tickets already purchased for this game will remain valid at Stadium Australia. Additional single game passes will go on sale on Friday, February 24th at
Vera Pauw's Girls in Green will take on the co-hosts first, Canada six days later, and will close out the group with a game against Nigeria in Brisbane.
A capacity crowd at Sydney Football Stadium would see the second largest crowd in Women's World Cup history, behind only the USA v China at the Rose Bowl in California [90,185] back in 1999.
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