World sporting events in 2024 currently have exorbitantly priced tickets, with tiers equivalent to incomparable viewing experiences.
This year, world sporting events will ramp up its viewing experiences, but it comes with a price. In order to watch one’s favorite tournaments this year, one needs to shell out a significant amount to have an immersive, VIP experience. For some die hard fans, a few thousands is a small price to pay to enjoy a particular game.
Paris 2024, the Grand Prix F1 races, and the Super Bowl LVIII have the most expensive game tickets this year.
Paris 2024 tickets at an all new high
The Olympic Games this year continue in Paris from July 26 to August 11. Sports like archery, basketball, cycling tracks, diving, and more will be available for audiences to watch. Tickets start at €85 or $91 but some tickets are highly priced at €990 or about $1,054. NBC reported the opening ceremony can range up to $3,000.
In December, Paris Olympics Organizing Committee Chief Tony Estanguet slammed comments that the tickets to the games are “too expensive.” It was based on comments from World Athletics President Sebastian Coe who expressed concern on the prices.
Estanguet claimed that a third of the committee’s budget is from the ticket sales so some tickets will be expensive. He compared the Paris games with London’s and Tokyo’s, saying they are roughly around the same price range. The committee head mentioned in London, the maximum price with inflation is around €725, “which, with inflation, works out at just over €1,000 today.” Estanguet concluded these rates are slightly higher than Paris.
“That was 12 years ago, so our prices are within the norm for such an exceptional experience,” he explained.
The Guardian reported Coe warned they will “price out genuine fans and lead to empty seats” on the event. Estanguet disagreed, adding the price range would allow as many people as possible to attend. He wanted the stadiums to be packed and for it to become “a great celebration.”
Aside from the games, audiences can indulge in Parisian cuisines and see global sports icons. The Olympics will be a summer to remember to those who decide to watch live.
The Grand Prix F1 Races watching experience
Grand Prix is a Formula One (F1) Grand Prix motor racing-themed video game. F1 is a series of games held at different locations worldwide using the fastest open-wheel, single-seat four-wheeled autos globally. F1 Chronicle said ‘formula’ represents a set of rules the car constructors, mechanics, and drivers have to follow while they are F1 members.
This year’s races include locations in Monaco, Italy, Belgium, Singapore, Spain, Florida, China, and Mexico, to name a few. The tournaments have varying dates, which audiences can book according to their convenience.
For example, the Mexico Grand Prix F1 tickets cost up to $25,000 due to the high cost of seats at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Its tournaments have three main tiers: Grandstand Packages, Hospitality Packages, and F1 Ticket + Hotel Packages.
Mexico’s ticket and hotel packages alone range between €562 or about $604 up to €1,859 or roughly $1,998. The rates include three-day races, covered or uncovered bleacher-style seats, giant television screen viewing, and brown, blue or yellow zone accesses, depending on the chosen tier.
Hospitality Packages range from $1,499 to $2,399 with day accesses from Thursday to Sunday. The tiers include the below itineraries:
Check this link for all available races worldwide, with prices reaching more than $30,000.
Luxurious experiences at the Super Bowl LVIII
One of the most anticipated world sporting events in history is the Super Bowl LVIII, the National Football League’s biggest tournament. The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will play against each other at their Super Bowl game slated on February 11. This marks the fourth time in five years that the defending champions will compete at the Super Bowl.
The game is happening at the brand new Allegiant Stadium. Prime seating, pregame hospitality, and curated VIP experiences are made available for big football fans.
CNN Business reported this year’s February 11 tournament at the Allegiant Stadium is the most expensive game to date. The average “get in” ticket price is $8,188, which is significantly higher than last year’s $5,997.
Current indicated ticket packages for the Super Bowl LVIII, meanwhile, average between $6,000 to $30,750. Some sections, like the Touchdown Club and The Deck at Touchdown Club tiers sold out already.
Exorbitant Super Bowl suite rates
And if these prices aren’t enough, wait until you hear about Allegiant Stadium’s available suite experiences. The U.S. Sun remarked that the Super Bowl saw the most insane pricing for a stadium suite. One needs $2.5 million to be able to book Allegiant Stadium’s lavish space for a VIP experience. Check the tweet from X (formerly Twitter) below to see what the suite looks like.
This luxury suite at Allegiant Stadium is currently listed at $2.5 million for the Super Bowl.— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) February 2, 2024
• 20 tickets
• 2 parking passes
• Food & beverage included
That's $125,000 per person.
(h/t Suite Experience Group) pic.twitter.com/Hn1nbTB2Gy
Super Bowl suite provider Suite Experience Group said the average cost of a suite is between $1.4 million to $2.5 million. Their website meanwhile posted three remaining suites with prices spanning between $180,000 to $1.8 million.
CNN mentioned that one of the major factors of the expensive tickets is due to Las Vegas itself. TickPick’s co-chief executive Brett Goldberg said the fans in the location are turning a three-hour game into a week’s worth of activities.
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