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Key information to keep Wellington moving during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™


Wellington, 12 July 2023 - With Wellington set to receive an influx of fans for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, WellingtonNZ and Wellington Regional Stadium Trust are advising both locals and visitors of key information to keep things running smoothly throughout the huge event.


There are no onsite ticket sales on match days at Wellington Regional Stadium, so people will need to buy tickets online, ahead of time. Tickets are accessed using the FIFA Ticketing App.

Transport and Travel:

Match ticket holders can travel free on all Metlink bus and train services on Stadium match days. Simply show your match day ticket to the staff for free travel that day.

For more information on routes, please visit

The Stadium’s regular car park will be closed from Thursday 20 July until Sunday 13 August. This includes the commuter car park and all match days. This means there is no parking available at the Stadium for match ticket holders, except for limited accessible parking for those with a valid mobility pass and a match ticket, which is free of charge. However, these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis from two hours prior to kick off at each game. Information on City Council parking is available here or visit Wilson Parking or Carepark.

There are no drop-offs or pick-ups at the Stadium on match days. All drop-offs and pick-ups are at Bunny St, Stout St, Featherston St or Thorndon Quay.

Road closures will be in place around the Stadium, and possibly in other parts of the city on match days, so plan ahead. Wellington City Council’s website will have updated information throughout the tournament.

Accessibility information:

People with mobility requirements can be dropped off at the drop-off lane in the ground level of the Stadium car park, from two hours before kick-off. There is a waiting area there, serviced by a dedicated and accessible shuttle service which will collect you and drop you up to the stadium turnstiles.

People movers will also be running from the top of the Thorndon Spiral access, assisting patrons with mobility needs to get to the entry gates. Volunteers will be on hand to assist those with accessibility needs.

General match day information:

Gates open for each match two hours before kick off. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure you get in on time and soak up the atmosphere.

Food, drinks and merchandise will be available - with outlets accepting credit cards and EFTPOS. The Wellington Regional Stadium is a completely cashless venue.


For a one stop shop for all match-day and fan information for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ in Wellington check out this handy Venue 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.


About WellingtonNZ

WellingtonNZ is the Wellington Region’s Economic Development Agency, tasked with enhancing prosperity, vibrancy and liveability across the region. Our mission is to create a thriving region for all; with more businesses succeeding and employing more people, more people participating in and attending events and experiences, and supporting more collaboration and engagement across the region. Our ambition is to promote Wellington as a region to visit, live, study, work, do business and invest. Through Wellington storytelling, we intend to bring Wellington to the world and in turn, bring the world to Wellington. We support businesses to build capability, attracting, hosting and investing in events, running civic venues, marketing and storytelling, and destination development.


For more information:

Sadie Beckman | +64 21 0731313 | [email protected]

Jacinda Thorn | +64 27 3970616 | [email protected]m