Shall we go watch the Race? How much does it cost? A comparison between costs of various top hospitality packages in Football, Tennis, F1 and MotoGP
How much does a Vip Pass cost?
Will we be able to see the riders?” very often the opening sentence of the calls we receive sounds like that.
And the answer goes like this “a Vip Village ticket costs between 900 and 1.500 Euros, depending if you want the entire weekend or just race day.
“Well, that’s expensive”
That’s true, 1.500 Euros is a lot of money and can be a difficult hurdle to overcome for many fans, so curiosity got the best of me and I checked the costs of similar events comparable to a MotoGP Grand Prix. I thought about competitions loved by fans and that have the power to glue to the TV screens millions of people all over the world, just to have an overview of top sports events and share it with you.
I selected, for the different events, an hospitality package that could be compared to the MotoGP Vip Village in terms of services and content.
Here is the list:
- Formula 1 Paddock Club
- Football – Champions League
- Tennis – Roland Garros/Wimbledon
Formula 1 Paddock Club Cost
Formula 1 costs differ from the ones of MotoGP. I enclose here an image of the official F1 Website: the entry point is well over 3.000 Euros.
Football, Champions League “Hospitality Gold Inside” Cost
If you want to go to watch the Champions League final you need 3.200 Euros per head. The services you get are similar to the ones you get in the Vip Village and it is for sure a great package and experience.
Sadly it is already sold out for 2018, as you can see in the attached image I got from the official web site. So if you want to go you need to plan 2019 well in advance.
Tennis – Wimbledon “Baseline Centre Court Package” and Roland Garros “Le Club de Loges” Cost
Let’s look at tennis. Wimbledon and Roland Garros are two of the most famous tournaments, and I’d love to go…I tried Rome but the website, today, didn’t return any information.
Wimbledon’s final goes for around 5.000 £; there are more services though because hotel accommodation is included. This is one of the experiences that are in my bucket list and I’d love to go sooner than later. As per the other hospitalities, the services include a private area, open bar, catering etc etc . I attach the relevant page of the Championship website for you to see as well.
For an equivalent experience in Paris, the Roland Garros will accomodate you in a nice hospitality for a smaller amount (around 3.000) . This is the most important tournament on red clay of the circuit compared to the most traditional and elegant grass tournament of the year. I attach the page I got from the official website that gives you the costs for the entire week so that you can have an overall idea of the required budget.
Sports hospitalities at this level are all costly, I know this is no consolation but now, at least, you have the numbers to make a comparison. There is one thing in common among all of these packages no matter the cost or the discipline, it is the passion that permeates them and that only sport can express, at every latitude, in every language, for audiences of all ages and every walk of life.
I limited this research to few events, but if you are still curious and want to know more, you can click the following links for a couple of examples in boxing and rugby