Women's World Cup 2023 Stadium guide

Australia and New Zealand will be sharing the 2023 Women's World Cup
Australia and New Zealand will be sharing the 2023 Women's World Cup / DAVID GRAY/GettyImages

The 2023 Women's World Cup is on the horizon and many fans have already got their plans made to travel to Australia and New Zealand for the tournament.

The tournament is set to feature many of the best players in the world, although there are plenty that have suffered serious injuries in the run-up to the tournament.

England are set to be without captain Leah Williamson due to an ACL injury. Beth Mead has been holding onto slim hope she might recover from her ACL rupture in time, but Netherlands superstar Vivianne Miedema is definitely missing out.

But, regardless of who is on the pitch, travelling fans will be thrilled to see the action in the 10 stadiums that have been selected, out of the 13 that were originally proposed in the joint bod..

Here are the 10 stadiums that will be hosting the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this summer.

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1. Stadium Australia

Stadium Australia in Sydney is hosting the final
Stadium Australia in Sydney is hosting the final / DAVID GRAY/GettyImages

City: Sydney, Australia
Capacity: 83,500

Stadium Australia goes by many different names and may also be referred to as the Accor Stadium for sponsorship reasons, but it is where the winners of the 2023 Women's World Cup will be crowned.

It is a multipurpose stadium that has been used for a remarkable number of sports over the years, such as rugby, cricket, football, Aussie rules football, American football, motorsports and even concerts. It was originallt built for the 2000 Olympics and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics, and as the sit of Cathy Freeman's iconic 400m victory.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Stadium Australia

  • Australia vs Republic of Ireland (Group B) - 20 July 2023
  • Last 16: Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group D - 7 August 2023
  • Quarter-final 4 - 12 August 2023
  • Semi-final 2 - 16 August 2023
  • Final - 20 August 2023

2. Sydney Football Stadium

Sydneysiders Attend Allianz Stadium Community Open Day Following Rebuild
Multiple clubs can lay claim to the Sydney Football Stadium / Mark Metcalfe/GettyImages

City: Sydney, Australia
Capacity: 42,500

The Sydney Football Stadium is also known as the Allianz Stadium for sponsorship reasons and it is one of the newest in the lineup. It only opened in August 2022 and currently has three major tenants.

They are the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League, the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby, and Sydney FC in the A-League. As well as being part of the Women's World Cup, the stadium will also be used in the 2027 Rugby World Cup and in the 2032 Summer Olympics.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Sydney Football Stadium

  • France vs Jamaica (Group F) - 23 July 2023
  • England vs Denmark (Group D) - 28 July 2023
  • Germany vs Colombia (Group H) - 30 July 2023
  • Panama vs France (Group F) - 2 August 2023
  • Last 16: Winner Group E vs Runner-up Group G - 6 August 2023

3. Brisbane Stadium

NRL Season Resumes: General Scenes Around Brisbane
Brisbane Stadium is more commonly used for rugby / Jono Searle/GettyImages

City: Brisbane, Australia
Capacity: 56,851

Moving away from Sydney to another Australian city, a total of eight games are going to be taking place at the Brisbane Stadium, which is also known as Lang Park. Five will be in the group stage and one of those is going to see Australia take on Nigeria.

England will be playing here against Haiti in the group stage and fans in Brisbane will also get to see France vs Germany. Teams from multiple sports call this stadium home, and it is often referred to as 'The Cauldron' due to the atmosphere that home fans often create.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Brisbane Stadium

  • England vs Haiti (Group D) - 22 July 2023
  • Australia vs Nigeria (Group B) - 27 July 2023
  • France vs Brazil (Group F) - 29 July 2023
  • Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria (Group B) - 31 July 2023
  • South Korea vs Germany (Group H) - 3 August 2023
  • Last 16: Winner Group D vs Runner-up Group B - 7 August 2023
  • Quarter-final 3 - 12 August 2023
  • Third place play-off - 19 August 2023

4. Hindmarsh Stadium

A-League Men's Semi Final 2: 1st Leg: Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners
Hindmarsh Stadium is more commonly used for football / Sarah Reed/GettyImages

City: Adelaide, Australia
Capacity: 13,327

For fans who want to spend their time in the city of Adelaide, there are five games on offer at the Hindmarsh Stadium. Four of those are in the group stage and the other is a knockout game.

Both Brazil and England can be seen playing group games in Adelaide and then there will be a round of 16 match between the winners of Group F and the runners-up of Group H. A-League football team Adelaide United play their games at the Hindmarsh Stadium and it has been used for a number of AFC Champions League tournaments.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Hindmarsh Stadium

  • Brazil vs Panama (Group F) - 24 July 2023
  • China vs Haiti (Group D) - 28 July 2023
  • South Korea vs Morocco (Group H) - 30 July 2023
  • China vs England (Group D) - 1 August 2023
  • Last 16: Winner Group F vs Runner-up Group H - 8 August 2023

5. Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is an unusual structure / MARTIN KEEP/GettyImages

City: Melbourne, Australia
Capacity: 28,870

The first of two rectangular stadiums hosting games at the Women's World Cup in 2023, there are six matches on offer at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. One of the biggest group games of the tournament will be played here as Australia host Canada.

Germany and Brazil will also be playing a group game each here, whilst two round of 16 matches means other big sides are likely to feature. The stadium is shared between A-League sides Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City FC, the latter being part of the City Football Group.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

  • Nigeria vs Canada (Group B) - 21 July 2023
  • Germany vs Morocco (Group H) - 24 July 2023
  • Canada vs Australia (Group B) - 31 July 2023
  • Jamaica vs Brazil (Group F) - 2 August 2023
  • Last 16: Winner Group G vs Runner-up Group E - 6 August 2023
  • Last 16: Winner Group H vs Runner-up Group F - 8 August 2023

6. Perth Rectangular Stadium

FIFA Women's World Cup Unity Lights
Perth Glory FC play their A-League games at the Perth Rectangular Stadium / Paul Kane/GettyImages

City: Perth, Australia
Capacity: 13,932

It is a well-known fact that almost all of Australia's biggest cities and population bases are condensed into the south and east, but some may wish to spend their time over on the west coast in Perth.

If you do that, there will be five games altogether to enjoy and they are all group matches. Interestingly, four teams that are making their Women's World Cup debuts will be playing here, one of which is the Republic of Ireland, who will take on Canada in Perth.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Perth Rectangular Stadium

  • Denmark vs China (Group D) - 22 July 2023
  • Canada vs Republic of Ireland (Group B) - 26 July 2023
  • Panama vs Jamaica (Group F) - 29 July 2023
  • Haiti vs Denmark (Group D) - 1 August 2023
  • Morocco vs Colombia (Group H) - 3 August 2023

7. Dunedin Stadium

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 10 - Highlanders v Hurricanes
New Zealand is much more of a rugby country / Kai Schwoerer/GettyImages

City: Dunedin, New Zealand
Capacity: 24,243

Heading over to the New Zealand stadiums, Dunedin is located in the south east of the country and will be hosting six group matches at the 2023 Women's World Cup. New Zealand themselves will be playing against Switzerland here in their final group game.

Netherlands, Portugal and Argentina will all be visiting Dunedin during the group stage. It is often known as 'The Glasshouse' due to the fact it looks a bit like a greenhouse.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Dunedin Stadium

  • Philippines vs Switzerland (Group A) - 21 July 2023
  • Netherlands vs Portugal (Group E) - 23 July 2023
  • Japan vs Costa Rica (Group C) - 26 July 2023
  • Argentina vs South Africa (Group G) - 28 July 2023
  • Switzerland vs New Zealand (Group A) - 30 July 2023
  • Vietnam vs Netherlands (Group E) - 1 August 2023

8. Eden Park

Eden Park is a major rugby venue in New Zealand / MICHAEL BRADLEY/GettyImages

City: Auckland, New Zealand
Capacity: 40,536

New Zealand's first game of the tournament will be played at Eden Park in Auckland. The stadium is located in the Kingsland area of the city which is in the north of the country. They will be taking on Norway in what is also the opening game of the whole tournament.

Five other group matches and three knockout games will be played at Eden Park, making it one of the major venues for the tournament. The USA will be playing twice here in the group stage.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Eden Park

  • New Zealand vs Norway (Group A) - 20 July 2023
  • United States vs Vietnam (Group E) - 22 July 2023
  • Italy vs Argentina (Group G) - 24 July 2023
  • Spain vs Zambia (Group C) - 26 July 2023
  • Norway vs Philippines (Group A) - 30 July 2023
  • Portugal vs United States (Group E) - 1 August 2023
  • Last 16: Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group C - 5 August 2023
  • Quarter-final 2 - 11 August 2023
  • Semi-final 1 - 15 August 2023

9. Waikato Stadium

Mitre 10 Cup Rd 2 - Waikato v North Harbour
Waikato Stadium hosted inter-confederation play-offs for the World Cup / Masanori Udagawa/GettyImages

City: Hamilton, New Zealand
Capacity: 16,271

One of the smaller destinations where games can be seen at the 2023 Women's World Cup, the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton will be playing host to five different group games.

Japan, Norway and Portugal will all be playing in Waikato Stadium, as well as a match between Argentina and Sweden to round off Hamilton's hosting responsibilities at the start of August.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Waikato Stadium

  • Zambia vs Japan (Group C) - 22 July 2023
  • Switzerland vs Norway (Group A) - 25 July 2023
  • Portugal vs Vietnam (Group E) - 27 July 2023
  • Costa Rica vs Zambia (Group C) - 31 July 2023
  • Argentina vs Sweden (Group G) - 2 August 2023

10. Wellington Regional Stadium

Sky Stadium
The Wellington Regional Stadium is an unusual shape with a great backdrop / Masanori Udagawa/GettyImages

City: Wellington, New Zealand
Capacity: 31,089

There is going to be loads of action at the Wellington Regional Stadium during the 2023 Women's World Cup, with the venue hosting nine games in total. There will be a re-run of the 2019 final as Netherlands take on the United States.

Spain, Sweden, Japan and Italy can all be seen in Wellington and one of the quarter-finals will also be played in New Zealand's capital city.

2023 Women's World Cup games at Wellington Regional Stadium

  • Spain vs Costa Rica (Group C) - 21 July 2023
  • Sweden vs South Africa (Group G) - 23 July 2023
  • New Zealand vs Philippines (Group A) - 25 July 2023
  • United States vs Netherlands (Group E) - 27 July 2023
  • Sweden vs Italy (Group G) - 29 July 2023
  • Japan vs Spain (Group C) - 31 July 2023
  • South Africa vs Italy (Group G) - 2 August
  • Last 16: Winner Group C vs Runner-up Group A - 5 August 2023
  • Quarter-final 1 - 11 August 2023