The Fan Festival Zone was free to enter, providing food, music and entertainment and broadcasting matches on a big screen. Special thanks to H3 Group NZ and Hamilton City Council for hosting this amazing celebration of the beautiful game and HUNGERBALL™ Bay of Plenty coach Patrice for running the fun games for all ages and abilities for 3 days in a row!
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said the Fan Festival Zones have been designed to provide a space that “brings people together beyond football”.
“Our mission is to make football truly global, accessible and inclusive, and these exciting events provide an opportunity to experience football in new ways in a fun festival environment,” Samoua said.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ has been the biggest sporting event ever held on New Zealand shores. What a privilege to be a part of history for women’s sport in Aotearoa!