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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 on 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, a 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.

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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.

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, RTR Sports

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. I attach the relevant page of the Championship website for you to see as well.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, RTR Sports

For an equivalent experience in Paris, the Roland Garros will accommodate 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.

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, RTR Sports


In conclusion

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 a 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

Riccardo Tafà
Riccardo Tafà
Riccardo was born in Giulianova, graduated in law at the University of Bologna and decided to do something else. After a stint at ISFORP (public relations training institute) in Milan, he moved to England. He began his career in London in PR, first at MSP Communication and then at Counsel Limited. Then, following his unhealthy passion for sport, he moved to Jean Paul Libert's SDC and started working in two and four-wheelers, this was in 1991/1992. A brief move to Monaco followed, where he worked alongside the owner of Pro COM, a sports marketing agency founded by Nelson Piquet. He returned to Italy and started working in the first person as RTR, first a consulting firm and then a sports marketing company. 
Back in 2001 RTR won the ESCA award for the best sports MKTG project in Italy in the year 2000. Among other things, RTR obtained the highest score among all categories and represented Italy in the ESCA European Contest. From that moment on, RTR will no longer participate in other national or international awards. Over the years he takes some satisfaction and swallows a lot of toads. But he is still here, writing in a disenchanted and simple manner, with the aim of giving practical (unsolicited) advice and food for thought.
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