FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 celebrates ‘Three Days to Go’ with skydive stuntJul 18, 2023
The stunt saw a 17-metre-long FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 flag parachuted from 18,000 feet above the panoramic skyline of Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau into Eden Park.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM today celebrated ‘Three Days to Go’ with an acrobatic skydive and aerial flag display over Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau, landing in Eden Park with a karanga and pōwhiri ceremony, the traditional Māori welcome.
The stunt, performed by Aotearoa New Zealand skydiver and NZ record holder Brent Findlay, saw a 17-metre-long FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 flag parachuted from 18,000 feet above the panoramic skyline of Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau into Eden Park.
The flag landing, symbolic of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 touching down in Aotearoa New Zealand, was welcomed into Eden Park by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, which performed a powerful display of unity and inclusivity.
FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura said: “Football unites the world, and this could not be more evident this week as we have the privilege of kicking off the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 here at Eden Park.”
“This FIFA Women’s World Cup will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With its unique indigenous culture and world-class experiences, Auckland is a fantastic location to celebrate the opening match. Aotearoa is the perfect setting to rally and unite our communities, and create an enticing and distinctive experience that truly goes Beyond Greatness.”
Aotearoa New Zealand is set to come alive this week as Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau prepares to host the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Thursday 20 July, when the home side plays Norway at Eden Park.
Tickets are still available for most matches in Aotearoa New Zealand at fifa.com/tickets.