Sydney’s most iconic landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, will turn into a festival of football on Sunday, June 25 to celebrate the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand.
The event will be a celebration of football, culture, community and free to the public. Fans are invited to register to walk, jog or dance across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge to the “Unity Beat”, as well as music from participating nations.
This powerful and colourful display of unity and inclusivity will see thousands of fans joined by grassroots football and multicultural communities, as well as local and international football legends.
FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura said: “Football unites the world, and this month on the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge the power of our game to bring people together will once again be showcased.
"This FIFA Women’s World Cup will truly be a unique event and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With its thriving culture and world-class experiences, Sydney is a fantastic location to celebrate the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup.."
Sydney will come alive during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 tournament, hosting 11 matches across two venues. The event was secured by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.
A central destination throughout the tournament, Sydney will host Australia’s opening match between Australia and the Republic of Ireland kicking off on July 20. Sydney will also witness the world champions crowned when the final takes place at Stadium Australia on August 20.
NSW Minister for Jobs and Tourism, John Graham, said: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup is another mega event for Sydney, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world and millions of dollars in visitor expenditure for the State.
"NSW is ready to host football fans, families and visitors in Sydney to cheer on their favourite team at one of the biggest tournaments in the world.”
The Sydney Harbour Bridge will close to traffic on Sunday, June 25 from 4.00am to 10.30am for the FIFA Women’s World Cup event. The Sydney Harbour Tunnel will remain open but delays are expected. Trains will continue to operate across the bridge and the footpath and cycleway will remain open.
For further information or to register to be part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup x Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrations, go here.
The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 will run from July 20 - August 20 2023. To secure your tickets visit http://www.fifa.com/tickets.