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Astonishing Price Of World Cup 2022 Hospitality Packages Has Been Revealed

Alex Reid

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Astonishing Price Of World Cup 2022 Hospitality Packages Has Been Revealed

World Cup 2022 hospitality packages went on sale on Monday with the highest-priced group package costing an eye-watering £1.9 million (or $2.6 million).

That would be for your own, personal use of the 40-seat suite in the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, which is hosting 10 games, including the World Cup final on 18 December. Presumably you'd ask some mates to chip in.

However even a less extravagant pass for two people at the Lusail in the Pearl Lounge will set you back $148,400 (£108,500) for 10 matches.

Despite the lofty prices and the global pandemic, there have been "unprecedented levels of interest" in the hospitality packages, according to FIFA.

Pre-sales for next year's World Cup in Qatar have hit $90 million in less than 24 hours, according to local reports. There's speculation Qatar 2022 hospitality sales could hit $450 million, despite the current uncertainty in the global travel market.

The World Cup will begin on 21 November 2022 before finishing around a month later. On Twitter, journalist David Harding confirmed several hospitality packages had already sold out.

"Hospitality for the Qatar World Cup opened today," he said. "The 'Amazing Package' - 10 matches including the final, private suites, 'five course curated menus elegantly served', 'sommelier selected wine', and best parking spots - has already sold out."

FIFA's hospitality packages include match tickets plus on-site services at stadiums, such as gourmet catering, premium beverages, preferential parking, entertainment and gifts. There's also additional support services, including accommodation and air transportation.

"We're delighted to see such extraordinary interest in the World Cup... when following challenging times, the world can come together for a global festival of football," said FIFA's Director of Commercial Revenue Nick Brown, as reported by Reuters.

"The FIFA Hospitality Programme has a proven track record of delivering a fantastic range of products, and in late 2022 we'll open the door to world-class services and memorable experiences for hospitality clients."

Featured image credit: Qatar 2022

Topics: Football News, World Cup 2022, Football, Qatar 2022, FIFA World Cup, World Cup

Alex Reid
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