The most demanded was the match between France and Denmark in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
On the website of the State Procurement there are 13 tenders for the purchase of tickets for the 2018 World Cup, explained RBC. The most popular among state-owned companies was a match between France and Denmark, which will take place in Luzhniki on June 26 – 81 tickets were bought for it.
The main seller of tickets is Match Hospitality company, Swiss partner FIFA, realizing “hospitality packages”: VIP-places and lodges in stadiums.
- The largest buyer – the structure of VTB (VTB 24). A contract worth over $ 1.5 million was signed at the end of 2016. VTB explains the purchase of tickets with “representational needs” – organizing events with key customers and partners;
- The company “VTB Insurance” spent 997.8 thousand dollars on tickets. This amount was purchased: a box in Luzhniki for 18 people for all games, purchased four tickets for VIP seats for the semifinals and a finale in the Luzhniki Stadium, as well as six seats in the Luzhniki Tsar’s Lodge for all matches;
- Sberbank bought tickets for 17.5 million rubles. The purchase of hospitality packages was made as part of the organization of a loyalty program for large customers;
- The management company of the special economic zone “Alabuga” (owned by the Ministry of Property of Tatarstan) repurchased a lodge for 9 seats at a stadium in Kazan for 12 million rubles. This was explained by the promotion of brands, the need to attract investors and increase the level of attractiveness of the economic zone.
Earlier it became known that the state “Mordovian Mortgage Corporation” and the main department for servicing the diplomatic corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia bought tickets for the World Cup through state purchases. “Mordovian Mortgage Corporation” purchased 100 tickets for matches in Saransk for a total of 751 500 rubles. The Foreign Ministry purchased 58 tickets for the resort hotel “Moscow Country Club” in the amount of 1 322 400 rubles. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told that the tickets were purchased “for the needs of the enterprise”.