FIFA offers 20,000 free tickets for Women's World Cup in NZ
Tickets for Women's World Cup matches held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, and Dunedin.
This decision comes in response to concerns over sluggish ticket sales in New Zealand.
While co-hosts Australia have secured the majority of the 1 million tickets sold so far,
Sarai Bareman, FIFA's chief women's football officer, acknowledged the challenges of attracting fans to soccer stadiums in New Zealand due to the sport's lesser prominence.
To further promote attendance, Xero, the official partner of this year's event, is offering an additional 5,000 complimentary tickets for matches in the four host cities of New Zealand.
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has also taken to social media to generate interest in the tournament
New Zealand's national team, the Football Ferns, will kick off their Women's World Cup campaign against former champions Norway in Auckland on July 20.