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Qatar World Cup Ticket Sales on Pace for Best Since 2014

  • There is a strong demand for tickets to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
  • Demand is high despite concerns regarding available accommodations for fans.
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There is strong demand for tickets to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, despite concerns regarding available accommodations for fans. 

Qatar 2022 is on pace to surpass ticket sales for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which was the best-attended edition in 25 years. 

  • FIFA saw more than 800,000 tickets sold between January and March, with 17 million requests. 
  • The tournament, which begins on Nov. 21, will be played in eight stadiums within a 30-mile radius of Doha. 
  • Single tickets to group matches range from $105 to $210, while tickets for the final on Dec. 18 range between $455 and $1,100 each.

Qatar hopes to attract 1.2 million fans for the event, but the task is looking to be an uphill battle due to a shortage of accommodations. 

Qatari officials project 850,000 overseas visitors to need rooms for the tournament, but Qatar’s Supreme Committee told the Associated Press that roughly 90,000 rooms will be available to the public. 

Many of the hotel rooms in Qatar have been block-booked to prevent price-gouging and leave room for teams, media, and World Cup organizers.

Next Up

The 2026 World Cup will be played in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Earlier this week, Canada added B.C. Place, a stadium in Vancouver, as a proposed site to host matches. Vancouver joins Edmonton, Alberta, and Toronto as Canadian locations looking to participate in the tournament.

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