Games in VIP mode

The ticket office for hospitality, which includes catering, accommodation or transport in addition to the ticket, has been open since Monday for the general public and businesses via a single global platform.

A month and a half after the first phase of general public ticketing, open until January 31, it is the turn of hospitality to be launched. A term derived from English which refers to tickets coupled with catering, accommodation, visits, meetings with ” iconic athletes » short of « unforgettable experiences according to the com campaign. Usually reserved for companies, the hospitality of major sporting events has for several years been open to fans ready to pay a certain price. These sports lovers are even the “ priority target ” from ” global platform for hospitality offers for the Olympic Games, accessible for the very first time anywhere in the world for the general public », announces Fabrice Favetto-Bon, Managing Director of On Location France, exclusive supplier of hospitality for Paris 2024, Milan Cortina 2026 and Los Angeles 2028.

Since Monday, it has been possible to book your VIP package on the site, from €100 including tax and which includes a ticket for a competition and access to Club House 24, located at the Palais de Tokyo (16th arrondissement of Paris) for the duration of the Games. A place not far from the Eiffel Tower which will be able to accommodate up to 7,000 people during two sessions a day. More than half of the tickets giving access to this general public VIP area are on sale at 285 €, insists On Location.

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The company of the American group Endeavor offers some 5,000 packages for fans in four price categories and in three forms: a ticket with hospitality at the event site, a ticket plus entry to Club House 24 or a ticket included in a stay. ” We start from €910 for a package including a ticket and one night’s hotel to see a beach volleyball playoff match under the Eiffel Tower, a football match at the Parc des Princes or even judo at the Arena Field of Mars », Details Fabrice Favetto-Bon. The prices climb very quickly depending on the services chosen to reach, for example, €1,450 for the judo final in category A.

On Location works with dozens of groups and hotels from 3 to 5 stars including Accor, partner of Paris 2024, but does not yet offer air travel. On Location’s third audience, the Games’ partners, sponsors, federations, broadcasters, National Olympic Committees, have already applied for places via a dedicated channel opened in September and closed on 25 November. ” We are extremely happy with the enthusiasm observed among all the partners for our hospitality offers. “, underlines Fabrice Favetto-Bon without wanting to say more because On Location is in “ phase d’allocation with the IOC and Paris 2024.

The provider has two goals with its VIP tickets: “ Ensure that all stages are completed. We are part of the logic of Paris 24 to make Games for all, accessible to as many people as possible ” but also ” contribute to the balanced budget of Paris 2024 “, underlines the general manager who insists on the logic of the most expensive tickets which make it possible to offer more accessible tickets.

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With the exception of surfing in Tahiti, where there is no general public ticket office and no hospitality requests, according to On Location, all sports are on the program. On the site, however, it is not yet possible to book tickets for the shooting events in Châteauroux or the sailing events in Marseille. The seats for the opening ceremony on the Seine on July 26 are not yet on sale either but the prices are already displayed. ” For partners and companies, prices start at €5,000. Five products are available that range up to €25,000 for customers seeking this level of service », Specifies Fabrice Favetto-Bon, emphasizing that he sells a few dozen places on « boats that will circulate alongside the Olympic parade ».

Prices not so mind-blowing according to the leader who explains that he fixed the amounts “ by comparing itself with the biggest sporting events, first and foremost the previous Games “. The cheapest VIP ticket for the Tokyo 2020 ceremony, before the closed door, was €10,000 and in London you had to pay €7,000 to see Queen Elizabeth II arrive on James Bond’s arm. For the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, on August 11 at the Stade de France, prices range from €995 to €5,750.



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