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Mayweather McGregor Tickets Struggling To Sell Because They Cost A Fortune
The showdown next month is expected to be one of the most watched fights in history. But if you wanted to be at the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas to watch the historic bout… well, you might want to head to the bank first and get a small loan.
While it’s 27 days before Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather put their money where their incredibly loud mouths are, there are still plenty of tickets going. And after a quick search on Ticketmaster and second-hand sellers, it’s no surprise as to why.
The lowest full price ticket, which is up in the nosebleeds, will set you back a cool $3,500 (£2,665) each. There are a few resale tickets starting at $1,997 (£1,520), but it’d probably be hard to find at least two of those tickets which are side by side. And you wouldn’t want to go to a fight like this by yourself.
When you select the Best Seats option, which obviously gets you closer to the action, the price gets outrageous. We’re talking anywhere between $10,000 (£7,614) and $24,000 (£18,274).
Most of us knew that demand would be high for the fight, but it’s hard to attract buyers when you could buy a car or two for the same price.
Promoter Leonard Ellerbe has told The Associated Press: “We’re very excited and very happy with ticket sales so far. We’re well on our way to smashing our own record [for the richest gate] which transcended the sport.”
He’s not wrong.
A look on StubHub shows just how much people could pay to get a decent view of the fight. My eyes started bulging out of their sockets when I kept scrolling down and saw the price, per ticket, go into the $60,000 (£45,000) region, but the most expensive is currently sitting at $180,005.25 (£137,066.43).
If you’re interested, there are two tickets at that level, and that’s the price per ticket.
StubHub spokeswoman Johnna Hoff has told The Sun: “We’re not necessarily seeing demand levels for the fight yet. The encouraging part is people are buying some tickets.”
There’s still time for the tickets to sell, and as hype continues to reach fever pitch, there will probably be some people out there who will pay that price to get a piece of the action.
McGregor has called in several pals to spar with him, as he gears up to fight Mayweather in a boxing match on 26 August.