FIFA has confirmed that all nine Host Cities will have a FIFA Fan Festival during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. This will be the first time that FIFA Fan Festivals will be rolled out at a FIFA Women’s World Cup; in keeping with the tournament’s theme of firsts.
All FIFA Fan Festivals will offer free entry to people of all ages; providing a vibrant destination to celebrate the global game and experience the best in football, music, entertainment, local culture, food and games. Fans will be able to watch the tournament drama unfold on big screens at each venue.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said: “Whether you are an avid fan or a football newcomer, the FIFA Fan Festival provides an exciting entertainment space that brings people together beyond football. Our mission is to make football truly global, accessible and inclusive. And these exciting events provide an opportunity to experience football in new ways in a fun festival environment.”
Formerly known as the FIFA Fan Fest, this one-stop destination for fans had previously appeared at four editions of the FIFA World Cup™, starting with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™. It debuted in its new form as the FIFA Fan Festival at last year’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Further announcements will be made in the lead up to the tournament regarding opening times, music acts and other activities.