The $5m Emperor Package to watch Formula 1 in Las Vegas

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Entertainment conglomerate Caesars Entertainment used the Christmas period to launch its ‘Emperor Package’ for the inaugural Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, though it would have been quite a generous present – the cost is $5m (£4m/€4.8m).

The package has been designed for multiple F1 fans, with Paddock Club passes for 12 people; two tickets to see British singer Adele in concert as part of her Caesars Palace ‘Nights with Adele’ residency; five nights at a 4,700 square-foot terrace suite overlooking the racetrack; a butler service; a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce and a private meal with Michelin-starred chef Nobu Matsuhisa. 

There will also be a VIP host to help Emperor Package guests, who will also be on hand to help arrange other excursions including nights out at the OMNIA Nightclub or a more relaxing experience at the Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace. 

The inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to take place November 16-18 later this year.

More ‘affordable’ ticket prices for three-day standing passes started at $500 and went on sale at the end of last year. 

If fans wanted to sit in the grandstands, prices started at $2,500. 

The introduction of the Las Vegas Grand Prix means there will now be three stops on the F1 calendar in the US. F1’s parent company Liberty Media and the sport purchased a $240m 39-acre site in Vegas to house the F1 paddock, hospitality and other infrastructure early last year. 

Miami’s debut in May last year saw roughly 85,000 fans attend each day of the race weekend. The track was built to incorporate Hard Rock Stadium, which is home of National Football League (NFL) franchise, the Miami Dolphins. 

The opening race weekend in Miami was attended by some of the world’s biggest sporting stars including David Beckham, Michael Jordan, Serena Williams and LeBron James. 

In 2021, Miami signed a decade-long deal to host a Formula 1 race.