— Published 7 October 2022

First records at the Women’s World Cup

The bet is on. The International Rugby Federation (World Rugby) announced on Friday 7 October that the opening day of the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand would be played in front of a full house. On Saturday 8 October, Auckland’s Eden Park will be officially sold out. New Zealand’s iconic stadium has a capacity of 50,000. This first day of the World Cup will break the record for the largest crowd ever recorded for a women’s sporting event in New Zealand. Another record will be broken, that of the most-watched Women’s Rugby World Cup match of all time, a mark previously held by the 2014 final, when the 20,000-seat Jean-Bouin Stadium in Paris was sold out.