Fifa has sold out all 20 of its top-tier $1.4m (£1.05m/€1.2m) VIP packages for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.
The premium tickets give the holder the VIP treatment at every single one of the 19 games at Moscow’s Luzhniki and Spartak stadiums, and the St Petersburg Stadium – including the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia, both semi-finals and the final on July 15.
The cheapest package of ‘Bolshaya Troika Series’ tickets includes a VIP suite (personal private lodge) in each of the three stadiums, with 22 spaces at the Luzhniki, nine spaces at the Spartak and eight spaces at the stadium in St Petersburg.
The VIP guests get direct access to top-end stadium seats, preferential parking, souvenirs and gifts.
While free parking is included in the bundle, travel to and from games is not, which could make it extremely problematic given that there is around 440 miles between Moscow and St Petersburg.
The sale of all the top hospitality packages is the latest good news for Fifa and the Russian organisers with more than a million ticket requests made in a single day when sales resumed last week.