Historic Matildas Quarter Final to Be Broadcasted at Australia’s Iconic Stadiums
In a ground-breaking move to promote women’s soccer, Australia’s premier sports arenas, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, and the area surrounding Optus Stadium, have announced their plans to live broadcast the highly-anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Quarter Final. This fixture will witness the Matildas going toe-to-toe with France this coming Saturday.
Adding to the fanfare, three dedicated outdoor live sites are set to open at Sydney Olympic Park, allowing fans to catch the thrilling action in a festive atmosphere. Optus Sport has been instrumental in orchestrating this initiative, emphasizing the value of bringing the match to an even wider audience. Their collaboration with these iconic venues showcases a mutual commitment to the growth and popularity of the sport in Australia.
While the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground remain committed to hosting their scheduled Australian Rules football matches, the overwhelming demand and support for the Matildas has prompted a unique solution. Fans attending these matches can also enjoy the Quarter Final live on the big screens. The soccer showcase will be slotted in before the Carlton vs. Melbourne game at 7:30 pm and following the Sydney Swans vs. Gold Coast match at 1:45 pm.
The enthusiasm doesn’t stop there. Sydney Olympic Park is joining the celebrations with three live viewing spots; two nestled in Cathy Freeman Park and another at Fig Grove.
Expressing his excitement, Howard Rees, Head of Optus Sport, shared, “The decision by these revered sports arenas to broadcast the Quarter Final is a testament to the game’s significance. We’re thrilled to ensure the largest possible audience gets to experience this monumental fixture. This initiative, alongside our continuous live coverage throughout the tournament, reinforces the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ as a defining moment in Australia’s rich sports tapestry.”
As a testament to Optus Sport’s dedication to the fans, over 40% of all tournament games have been made available to the Australian public for free. With such unparalleled enthusiasm and support, the upcoming match is bound to be an unforgettable chapter in Australian sports history.