Fanatic Sports launches hospitality package for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in India

Experience the best of live game, food, lounge access, and luxury stay at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with the exclusive hospitality programme by Fanatic Sports.

Fanatic Sports launched an exclusive official hospitality package for the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar later this year. The sports travel and hospitality brand has been appointed as the joint exclusive sales agent of MATCH Hospitality in India for the global men’s football tournament.

The international football men's championship is to be held in qatar this year. Fifa world cup
The international football men’s championship is to be held in Qatar this year. FIFA World Cup Image: Shutterstock/Vasyl Shulga.

Fanatic Sports is one of the pioneers of sports experiential experiences in India as well as one of Asia’s leading providers of curated travel plans for global sporting events. Its FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Hospitality Programme will offer a range of customised and curated premium experiences to sports lovers.

“Indian market for official hospitality is approximately four-five per cent of the global market and Fanatic Sports is expecting to contribute to more than 50 per cent of this ever-rising market scenario in India. As official hospitality programmes are becoming a key part of corporate entertainment, rising income levels, a whole new generation of young aspirants and passionate sports fans indicate that people not only have the knowledge but also want to build lifelong memories. We identified this opportunity and pioneered in curating this once in a lifetime experience,” Raghav Gupta, founder and CEO of Fanatic Sports, said at the launch event held in Mumbai.

Fanatic sports is offering the best of seats as well as accommodation to football fans.
Fanatic Sports is offering the best of seats as well as accommodation to football fans. Image: Courtesy Fanatic Sports.

According to industry estimates, the global sports industry is more than INR600 billion and with India slowly moving to the concept of experiential tourism this has resulted in redefining how Indians traditionally watched sports. This year’s FIFA World Cup will be an absolute value for money as one can enjoy complete match experience along with food, beverages, and lounge access. Staying in top-notch, luxury accommodations and enjoying the best of hospitality and having exclusive access to meet and greet with sporting personalities and celebrities from the football world will add to the experience.

“Sports experiential market in India has huge potential. Despite pandemic impacting travel, we have seen a steady rise in Indian sports fans wanting to travel for such experiential travels. In 2018, the hospitality sports revenue business had generated close to Rs 80 crore but this time we are expecting India to be among the highest revenue generators for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,” said John Parker, director at MATCH Hospitality, appointed as the worldwide ‘Exclusive Rights Holder’ of the programme.

The 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup is the first to be hosted in the desert nation and will be the biggest sporting event in Asia since the pandemic. A total of 32 teams from all over the soccerverse will converge in Qatar to fight the biggest football battle in Doha this year. The country is pulling out all the stops in gearing up for this monumental event and 105 new hotels and serviced apartments are being added to its luxury hospitality portfolio. Fans can book the best seats and enjoy the most amazing bespoke, luxury experiences by registering on the official website of Fanatic Sports.

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