Central Coast Stadium and Central Coast Sport and Recreation Complex have been selected as FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Team Base Camps.
The facilities were two of five selected to host some of the world’s biggest and best football teams in the women’s game during the tournament that commences in July next year.
On the Central Coast, European Champions England will be based at Central Coast Stadium with Germany to make Central Coast Sport and Recreation Complex at Tuggerah their home.
In Sydney, Campbelltown Sports Stadium will be home to the Republic of Korea, Valentine Sports Park at Glenwood the base for the French women’s squad while Marconi Stadium at Bossley Park will host Colombia.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch welcomed the announcement to base England and Germany in the region and said the local community would provide a warm welcome to the squads.
“Central Coast has a proud footballing history with Central Coast Mariners calling the region home,” Mr Crouch said.
“The Central Coast community will adopt the team as their own and no doubt provide a home away from home for the English and German squads.”
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the fact that more teams chose to be based in NSW over any other state reaffirmed the State’s status as the major sporting events capital of Australia.
“The NSW Government has invested more than $1 billion in local community sporting infrastructure across the State since 2017, further strengthening our position as Australia’s major sporting events capital,” Mr Henskens said.
“Sports fans are reaping the rewards with Sydney hosting more matches than any other host city with more teams choosing to be based in NSW than any other state.
“Football fever will take over Sydney with the city hosting 11 games, including the opening match of the competition featuring the Matildas, as well as the Final.”
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Chief Operating Officer Jane Fernandez said the selection of Team Base Camps marks another exciting tournament milestone.
“Team Base Camps are hugely important to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, offering them for the first time not only provides our teams with the very best environment to prepare for matches, but they also give local communities in NSW the opportunity to connect with the world’s best teams,” Ms Fernandez said.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM will feature 32 teams competing in 64 matches across Australia and New Zealand during July and August with seven games at the Sydney Football Stadium and four at Stadium Australia, including a Semi Final and the Final.
For the full fixture list and to purchase tickets, visit the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM website.