Women all over are gleaming with excitement as this is a huge turning point for women’s sports! Thirty-two all-women teams will be gathering on July 20th, along with over a million fans for the Women’s World Cup!
This year, the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is on track to become the most attended standalone women’s sports event in history, with over a million tickets already sold this Thursday, FIFA said.
President of FIFA Gianni Infantino stated the ninth edition of the women’s world cup has sold 1,032,884 tickets surpassing the previous record set from the France tournament in 2019.
Due to high public demand for world cup women’s seats, FIFA has already announced that Australia’s Opening match against Ireland will have to change venue to the 83,500-capacity Stadium Australia, the tournament’s largest stadium. Allowing 100,000 fans to attend the opening events!
“The future is women; thanks to the fans for supporting what will be the greatest FIFA Women’s World Cup ever!” Infantino said in a statement.
“The momentum is building in the host countries and across the globe, and I look forward to seeing you there to witness the stars of women’s football shine on the world stage.”
But the closer we get to this monumental moment, things still are out of place. Many people will be forced to miss this moment in history as a result of broadcasting issues. As of right now, no broadcaster in England, France, Spain, Germany, or Italy has the rights to film the matches. There is a very real fear of a complete media blackout.
Broadcasters in the UK appear to be the closest to reaching a point of agreement, with the BBC and ITV working hard to find a happy workload for broadcasting this big tournament.