Fans will get the chance to rally behind Australia’s national women’s football team in the lead up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023, when the Matildas play Sweden on November 12 at Melbourne’s AAMI Park.
With the Matildas reaching the semi-finals at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Sweden winning the silver medal, the November clash is set to attract a capacity crowd and will mark the Matildas first game in Victoria for nearly four years.
The match is a boost to an already outstanding events calendar and comes off the success of a sold-out Socceroos vs Vietnam game in January this year, also supported by the Victorian Government.
Hosting this event reinforces Victoria’s standing as a major events destination and underscores the Victorian Government’s commitment to women’s football in the lead-up to the Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023.
The Victorian Government is also investing more than $25 million to further enhance AAMI Park so players and fans can relish their Women’s World Cup experience next year, with AAMI Park confirmed to host six matches.
The works will deliver a range of upgrades to the existing stadium sports lights, video screens, player, corporate, spectator and broadcast facilities and include improved Wi-Fi connectivity.
Works will start in November and are expected to be finished in February 2023.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 will be the biggest women’s sporting event in the world next year with Victoria set to host four group matches and two round-of-16 games.
The Matildas vs Sweden kicks off at 2.45pm on Saturday 12 November. Tickets go on sale on Thursday 1 September via Ticketek.