Fifa extends Match Hospitality's contract to 2023

Fifa has extended Match Hospitality's contract to cover the exclusive hospitality rights for the 2018 and the 2022 Fifa World Cups.

Fifa extends Match Hospitality's contract to 2023
Fifa extends Match Hospitality's contract to 2023

Following an industry evaluation by Fifa, Match Hospitality emerged as the most suitable candidate.

The appointment includes the sale of hospitality packages on an exclusive worldwide basis and the operations of the Fifa hospitality programme for these events as well as for the Fifa Confederations Cups in 2017 and 2021 and the Fifa Women’s World Cups in 2019 and 2023.

The deal for the entire period covers a financial guarantee for Fifa of US$300m (£187m) as well as a profit share.

"Match Hospitality delivered a successful hospitality programme in 2010 despite the very challenging economic situation influencing this particular industry at the time. FIFA has renewed and extended with a company and partner that brings together the most experienced team in the hospitality industry to deliver sustainable high-quality services to the corporate clients for FIFA’s flagship events on a long-term basis," said Fifa marketing director Thierry Weil.

Match Hospitality, based in Zurich, will assist Fifa in its anti-ticket touting project.

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