150,000 World Cup Hospitality-Tickets sold

13th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

13 September 2005, BERLIN - Some 150,000 of the so-called Hospitality-Tickets for the World Cup 2006 have already been sold, the company that has the marketing rights for the tickets said on Tuesday.

13 September 2005

BERLIN - Some 150,000 of the so-called Hospitality-Tickets for the World Cup 2006 have already been sold, the company that has the marketing rights for the tickets said on Tuesday.

iSe, who are believed to have paid some 180 million euros for the rights to organise and sell the hospitality packages, said that VIP packages for many stadiums, like Berlin, Kaiserslautern, Frankfurt, Nuremberg and Leipzig, are already sold out.

iSe has been given some 350,000 tickets (10 per cent of the total number of tickets available) - all in the best category - to sell to companies or individuals.

The value of the tickets - which include things such as parking and food - is said to be 400 million euros and the contract with the world controlling body, FIFA, is said to include a clause whereby iSe could pay more.

"Our prices are similar to those that were paid in 1998," iSe CEO Ulrich Linke said.

For a package in the third category - the company is offering four different packages from Sky Box to premium package - for the six matches (including the final) in Berlin 100,000 euros is being charged.

A three-game package in Leipzig starts at 1,900 euros.

If not all packages are sold, the individual tickets will be returned to FIFA and the local organising committee. They will then be made available on the open market.

Unlike individual tickets, the Hospitality-Tickets will not have the name of the buyer on them. Linke said the name of the company that bought them will be on the tickets.

"A decision will still be made by German officials whether the companies then need to give the name of the person who will go to the match to organisers."

He added that the tickets are to be sent out to customers on May 1.

DPA

Subject: German news

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