AAMI Park to host Matildas in November

Melbourne will host Matildas in November as the Victorian Government invests a further $25 million in enhancing AAMI Park ahead of next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Matildas, who play Canada in a two-game series in Brisbane and Sydney next month, will also face Sweden on November 12 at AAMI Park.

It will be Matilda’s first appearance in Melbourne since March 2019, when they beat Argentina 3-0.

It’s also the latest in a powerful rivalry between Matilda and Sweden, who faced each other in the semi-finals of last year’s Tokyo Olympic women’s soccer tournament.

“When it comes to women’s football, Australia and Sweden have strong histories and ties and mutual respect.

“We are delighted to welcome the best team in the world to Australia as the Matildas continue to attract and play quality opponents heading into the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. ”

“As the host city and stadium for (the World Cup), it is a great opportunity for Victorians to experience what they can expect from next year’s tournament and for Sweden to experience the warmth and hospitality of Melbourne.”

The $25 million investment in AAMI Park will improve stadium lighting and video screens, players, businesses, spectators, broadcast facilities and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Mr Johnson acknowledged the continued support of the Victorian Government, which has set a benchmark of $57 million for Legacy ’23’s overall contribution, including funding for the ‘Matilda House’ at La Trobe University in Bandura. Thank you.

“As part of our bold and ambitious Legacy ’23 plan, Victoria is leading the way in ensuring that the sport and the enduring legacy of women’s football exist, and that the tournament will be on our shores next year. It was held successfully,” Johnson said. .

With 11 months to go before the start of the Women’s World Cup, Legacy ’23 has secured $230 million in funding from state and federal governments.

76% of the funds went to stadium upgrades, while 17% and 7% went to high performance and participatory programs. respective community facilities.

The FA is also in “pre-consultation” with the Queensland government on funding for Legacy ’23, which is expected to be announced next month.

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AAMI Park to host Matildas in November

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