FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023™

FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023™

Candidate Host City: Adelaide

Adelaide
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Frequently rated one of the world’s most liveable cities, Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. It is situated on the south coast of Australia between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the sheltered Gulf of St Vincent on the lands of the Kaurna Aboriginal people.

The laneways of Adelaide have come to life in recent years with a tapestry of intimate bars and cafés throughout the inner-city dining precincts. One of the biggest undercover markets in the southern hemisphere, Adelaide Central Market, is a colourful 150-year-old food mecca.

Adelaide has an enviable festival calendar catering to enthusiasts of culture, art and music. The flourishing art and music scene is showcased during the world-renowned music festival WOMADelaide and the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

The lush green space of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, the Art Gallery of South Australia the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia provide distinctive cultural experiences.

Outside Adelaide are the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, home to some of the country’s most revered vineyards. Naturalists will appreciate the diversity of the picturesque coastlines of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and Eyre Peninsula.

Adelaide is home to the W-League and A-League club Adelaide United. The city’s sport hosting history includes men’s football matches at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Socceroos FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers, the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2006 and the A-League grand final in 2016.