The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena and outside Optus Stadium will show the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Quarter Final fixture between the Matildas and France on Saturday.
Three outdoor live sites will also be opened at Sydney Olympic Park.
Optus Sport says it welcomes these venues getting behind the match to spread the game to more supporters.
In what is an unprecedented move by the most iconic sporting stadiums across the country, the Matildas Quarter Final against France at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will have the support of more than just one packed stadium on Saturday in Brisbane.
Optus Sport has thrown its full support behind the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena and outside Optus Stadium for agreeing to play the Quarter Final on their big screens for fans.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground will host scheduled Australian Rules football matches, but demand for the Matildas is so high that the venues will put the Quarter Final on their big screens before the Carlton v Melbourne (staring at 7.30pm) fixture and after the Sydney Swans v Gold Coast (starting at 1.45pm) match.
Sydney Olympic Park will also set up three live sites in total with two at Cathy Freeman Park and one at Fig Grove.
Howard Rees, Head of Optus Sport, said: “It’s incredible that the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena and outside Optus Stadium in Perth will show this monumental Quarter Final fixture to ensure the largest possible audience can be part of this event.
“This further establishes the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 as a cultural inspirational moment in Australian sporting history. Optus Sport has shown every match live throughout the tournament and set viewing records as more and more football fans support the world game.”