— Published 2 February 2021

Unprecedented interest in hospitality

Would football be spared by the crisis? In Qatar, surely. With less than two years before the 2022 World Cup in the Gulf state, FIFA officially launched the sale of hospitality packages for the meeting of the global tournament on Monday (February 1st). According to Nick Brown, the commercial director of the international body, it could reach records. “Even before the sale began, the offer was the subject of unprecedented interest“, he explained. According to FIFA forecasts, the current health situation and its effects on the global economy should not have an impact on the sales of these packages, mainly purchased by companies, with seats in boxes and a set of hospitality services. FIFA anticipates higher revenues than those recorded for the last two World Cups, in Brazil in 2014 and in Russia in 2018. The World Cup in Qatar is to be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022.