The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney is confirmed to have had the highest attendance ever in the history of the competition.
The confirmed number of attendances at the end of the Final and Third-Place Game on October 1 was 145,519 accumulating the attendance from all games played at both the Sydney SuperDome and the Sydney Sports Centre throughout the duration of the competition.
David Reid, the chairman of the Local Organising Committee said, “One of the most significant wake-up calls I had in the early stages of this project was Lauren Jackson (Opals) telling me that when we hosted the last Women’s World Cup here in Sydney in 1994, she was a spectator. She told me early in the project when we were bidding that she saw that level of competition when she was a young girl here and that motivated her significantly to be the fantastic player and the international name that she is. We’re hoping that many of our young female participants in the sport will see that player, will see that referee, will see those administrators involved in the game and many of them are volunteers as well.”
Opals’ legend Lauren Jackson posted a fairytale ending to her career as her stellar 30 points took Australia past Canada 95-65 in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup Third Place/Bronze Game. This was Jackson’s 43rd FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup game and her fifth edition, having last played way back in 2010.
The final results were: