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Venue update: FIFA Women’s World Cup by the numbers

Aug 8, 2023
  • Over 255,000 fans have attended matches at Eden Park
  • International visitors make up more than 18% of the fans at Eden Park
  • Eden Park has broken the record for the biggest crowd at a football match in NZ – men’s and women’s – three times

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is ready to welcome fans from Japan (World Cup winners in 2011) and Sweden (World Cup 2003 runners up) as Eden Park prepares to host this Friday night’s quarter-final match. The FIFA Women’s World Cup has already set several world records and the momentum will continue this week as the tournament continues through the knockout stages.

The record crowd for a football match in Aotearoa New Zealand – women’s or men’s – has been broken three times in Auckland since the opening of the tournament. Match 1 between New Zealand and Norway set a new record attendance figure in Aotearoa (42,137), before this figure was eclipsed by the match between Portugal and United States of America (42,958) just 12 days later. The Round of 16 match between Spain and Switzerland on 5 August drew another record crowd of 43,217.

The FIFA Fan Festival™ at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront has been a hit with locals and visitors as they soak up the live football games on the giant 34-metre screen, world class entertainment, fun activities for the whole family and the popular Unity pitch.

Attendance numbers at Eden Park matches

  • Switzerland v Spain 5 August 43,217
  • USA v Portugal 1 August 42,958
  • Norway v Philippines 30 July 34,697
  • Spain v Zambia 26 July 20,983
  • Argentina v Italy 24 July 30,889
  • USA v Vietnam 22 July 41,107
  • New Zealand v Norway 20 July 42,137

Ticket sales for Eden Park matches

  • The two remaining matches at Eden Park are now close to capacity, with limited ticket sales available.
  • 11.8% of the total Eden Park ticket sales are to visitors from the United States.
  • 18.1% of the total Eden Park ticket sales are to international visitors.
  • 81.9% of sales to Eden Park matches are to people living in New Zealand.

In New Zealand 1.88 million (a third of the population) has been watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup on television.