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Fans advised to arrive early for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ matches this week


Wellington, 24 July 2023 - Capacity crowds are expected at both FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ games in Wellington this week as New Zealand takes on the Philippines tomorrow at 5.30 pm and the US meets Netherlands on Thursday, 27 July at 1.00 pm.

WellingtonNZ and Wellington Regional Stadium Trust say fans should arrive early and are advising the following:

  • Ticket holders should plan to arrive no later than one hour before kick-off to ensure they have enough time to pass through security checks and make it to their seats. Gates at Wellington Regional Stadium will open two hours before kick-off.
  • People using integrated ticketing and travelling for free on public transport networks are also advised to travel into the city as early as possible.
  • If possible, fans are advised to leave their bags at home for faster entry to the Stadium. For those needing to bring a bag, please read the Prohibited Items ahead of time.
  • Please have bags open and ready for bag check; bags are to be no bigger than 30x40cm, soft-sided and must fit under the seat.
  • Have tickets ready to scan on the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ ticketing app and ensure screen brightness is set to high on mobile devices. Tickets can also be forwarded to others in a group through the ticketing app before arriving at the venue.
  • Pre-match entertainment starts 30 minutes before kick-off, so fans should plan to be in seats by then to watch the team welcomes onto the field, national anthems and kick-off.
  • For fans who miss out on tickets to this week’s capacity games, the FIFA Fan Festival at Shed 6 will screen both matches and provide entertainment before and after each game.
  • Information about the Fan Festival – and a full entertainment programme – can be found here.

Game details:

New Zealand v Philippines, Tuesday 25 July 2023

Gates open: 3.30 pm

Kick-off: 5.30 pm


USA v Netherlands, Thursday 27 July 2023

Gates open: 11.00 am

Kick-off: 1.00 pm


For a one-stop shop for all match-day and fan information for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, check out this handy FIFA Digital Fan Guide.

For further information about entry conditions for the tournament, visit the Stadium website. And for more information on events happening across Wellington as part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, head to WellingtonNZ.

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