The sale of the 2018 World Cup tickets have attracted global interest as some of the world’s most expensive sports tickets became available for purchase on FIFA.com starting on June 7 of 2016.
The sale has revealed the immensely expensive side of the tournament with the VIP package tickets named the “Bolshaya Troika Series”, taking the center stage as the most expensive tickets in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
What is “Bolshaya Troika”?
These pricey tickets are exclusively for the crème de la crème of the world, with only 20 of them available for purchase. They give full access to the Big Three matches: the opening game, the two semi-finals and the World Cup Final.
The package is also inclusive of premium access to all of the nineteen games to be held at the stadiums “Luzhinki” and “Spartak” in Moscow as well as in Saint Petersburg.
The cheapest package of the “Bolshaya Troika Series” tickets is on sale for $1.4M. It includes a VIP suite (personal private lodge) in each of the three stadiums: 22 seats at the “Luzhniki”, 9 seats at the “Spartak” and an 8 seat suite at the stadium in Saint Petersburg.
These VIP suites are called the “MATCH Private Suite”. The VIP guests get direct access to excellent stadium seats, preferential parking, souvenirs and gifts. They also get to enjoy world-class service with excellent food and beverages served just before and after the games.
The most expensive tickets for the 2018 World Cup in Russia are selling for $2.8M. This luxury package includes a personal private lodge with 51 seats at the “Luzhniki” stadium, 12 at the “Spartak” and 8 at the Saint Petersburg stadium.
According to the “Russia 2018” committee, four of the “Bolshaya Troika” packages have been already sold in just a few hours since they went on sale.
Are There Any Reasonably Priced Tickets on Sale at the Moment?
The sale of the regular single-game tickets for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will approximately start in October of 2017.
I recommend that you check out my other post 2018 World Cup tickets to find out when will the sale start, how much will tickets cost and where to buy the 2018 World Cup tickets.
But there are actually some reasonably priced VIP packages available already at this moment. For example, it’s worth taking a look at the low-cost VIP “Final Round Series Match Club” hospitality package. This package includes Category 1 seating at one semi-final game (selected at time of purchase) either in Moscow or Saint Petersburg and a guaranteed ticket to the Final.
The price of this package is $5,850 a person which is not too bad considering how expensive the World Cup Final tickets are themselves. At the time of the tournament it will be pretty much impossible to find a better deal for these kind of tickets.
It is clear that football is a global sport with billions of dollars invested into it at every World Cup event. The 2018 World Cup is already showing signs of being yet another fantastic tournament and you can be sure that these extravagant prices will do little to stop the fans from pouring in.