ICYMI (unlikely) — the Matildas are through to the semi-finals after an epic penalty shootout win against France. Now ahead of their eagerly anticipated match against England, Premier Chris Minns has announced that two Sydney stadiums — Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta and Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park, will screen the match live so more people around the city can enjoy the game together. These stadiums will be set up in addition to other live sites around Sydney including the FIFA Fan Festival hosted at Darling Harbour which has seen over 200,000 people in attendance so far.
“We’re opening up more big screens at Western Sydney Stadium and the Sydney Football Stadium – we want to give NSW every chance to break that viewing record.”
“This is a once-in-a-generation moment in Australian sport, and I want as many people as possible to be able to share in the excitement of the match in front of big screens with a community atmosphere,” the premier said.
The blockbuster semi-final is set to take place in Sydney’s Stadium Australia in front of a crowd of 80,000 people with the match kicking off on Wednesday, August 16 at 8pm.
Other live sites include Allianz Stadium, North Sydney Oval and Mackey Park outside Stadium Australia. There are a number of public screenings taking place around the city, find the full list of locations and more info here.
Additionally, the Opera House’s sails will be illuminated in green and gold colours on Wednesday night from 5:50pm, along with other Sydney landmarks.
Watch this space for updates and find more information on live sites and tickets here.