Plenty to do at Auckland’s Fan Festival as Women’s World Cup enters last week

Auckland football fans can catch plenty of live entertainment and matches on the big screen as the FIFA Fan Festival enters its last week.

The festival events at Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Queens Wharf will help make the most of the last four games in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Nearly 165,000 fans have visited the FIFA Fan Festivals in the four New Zealand host cities.

Since opening on Friday July 21, the Auckland Fan Festival has had almost 80,000 total visitors, including more than 12,000 visitors on the two days of quarter-finals matches at the weekend.

The Football Ferns continue to be a drawcard at the FIFA Fan Festival with nearly 14,000 Aucklanders and visitors jumping at the chance to capture an augmented reality photo with the players.

Other highlights from the Fan Festival include:

  • 12,410 people tested out the Goalie Challenge.
  • 10,270 people took on the Fast Feet agility challenge.
  • 11,796 people kicked goals inside the all-abilities Toa Pitch.
  • 9,515 people took photos inside the 360 Slow-Motion photo booth.
  • 8,295 people played football on the five-a-side Unity Pitch.

Matches on the big screen

All times are NZT

Semi-final: Spain v Sweden 
Tuesday August 15, 8pm

Semi-final: Australia v England 
Wednesday August 16, 10pm

Third place match (teams TBC) 
Saturday August 19, 8pm

World Cup final (teams TBC)
Sunday August 20, 10pm

Entertainment highlights

  • Coterie — Kiwi music band; Tuesday August 15, 6.15pm
  • Laugh Club — Comedy Night; Wednesday August 16,  7.30pm
  • CHAII — Kiwi rapper; Saturday August 19, 6.45pm
  • Kaylee Bell — Country music; Sunday August 20, 8.45pm
  • Poi Workshops — Saturday 19 and Sunday August 20: 12pm — 2pm
  • Face Painting — Saturday 19 and Sunday August 20: 2pm — 5pm
  • Esports E-cup; videogame football tournament semi-final + final on the main stage and screen 3.30pm to 5pm (Sunday August 20)
  • For the full entertainment line-up at the FIFA Fan Festival click here

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