The sale of official hospitality packages for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has started, amid signs that demand promises to be strong, in spite of the pandemic.
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14 February 2021, 12:00 AM
28 February 2021, 12:00 AM
Football enthusiasts can prepare for one of sport’s greatest spectacles and book their spot at the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
Dubai-based Expat Sport Tourism DMCC has been appointed exclusive sales agent of ‘Match Hospitality’ for the UAE to commence the sale of the World Cup official hospitality programme.
According to Jaime Byrom, chairman of Match Hospitality, which was appointed exclusive hospitality rights-holder for the tournament back in 2011, agents have committed to "in excess of $260 million (£190 million/€213 million)" of sales targets.
That figure compares with commitments of $219 million (£160 million/€180 million) at the same point in the Russia 2018 marketing process – an increase of some 20 per cent, notwithstanding the current pandemic.
Football fans can pick from a range of packages that include the topmost ‘Pearl Lounge’ down to the true fan experience in the ‘Match Club’ category. Fans can also choose from the intermediate packages of ‘Match Private Suite’, ‘Match Business Seat’ and ‘Match Pavilion’.
Hospitality ticket prices for Qatar 2022 start at less than $1,000 (Dh3,650), rising to in excess of $2.6 million for a 40-seat suite in the Lusail Stadium where the final is due to be staged on December 18.
The brochure indicates that a hospitality package for all 10 matches earmarked for the Lusail venue, including a quarter-final, a semi-final and the final, is available at prices ranging from $14,350 in ‘Match Club’ to $74,200 in the ‘Pearl Lounge’.