On 8 March – International Women’s Day – all female visitors to the FIFA World Football Museum will be granted free entry, giving them an exclusive opportunity to appreciate the phenomenon that is football in all its glory.

Women’s football has developed hugely in recent years, and more and more girls are taking up the world’s most popular team sport. The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada™ was a great success, with 25.4 million people in the USA watching live on Fox as their team beat Japan 5-2 in the final, making it the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.

Abby Wambach in the FIFA World Cup Gallery | ©FIFA Museum
“FIFA World Football Museum – what a beautiful space," FIFA Women's World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach, USA, wrote in the museum guest book.

"I am thrilled to see it and be a small part of the wonderful history of the beautiful game!”

The free entry to the FIFA World Football Museum will give women the opportunity to embark on an emotional journey of discovery through the fascinating world of international football. “We don’t just show the everyday face of football,” says museum director Stefan Jost. “We also present the ways that football enriches the lives of people all around the globe – and many of them are women and girls.”

On 8 March, female visitors to the museum will be able to bring girlfriends or families and experience together the many facets of football. As well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Gallery and the original FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy, the museum has many features that appeal to women who would not call themselves football fans, such as the highly popular interactive dance and music games. The “Encounters” section also fascinates men and women alike.

FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy | ©FIFA Museum
“We would be delighted if as many women as possible took advantage of this offer,” adds Jost. “At the end of their visit, non-fans too have a better understanding of the phenomenon that is football.” Visitors can then have a chat about their experiences over a coffee and snack in one of the museum’s eateries. Tickets for International Women’s Day can be picked up free of charge at the museum’s information desk.