Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve most likely heard of the upcoming fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The outcome of the fights has been debated by countless experts along with speculation on the payday these fighters will receive. Part of that payday is in ticket sales and pay per view orders.
Tickets went on sale yesterday to Ticketmaster “Verified Fans”. This meant that you had to register ahead of time and provide a phone number which could receive a text. If chosen, you would receive a code and use that to buy tickets. That was on 7/24 at noon PST. Later on that same day, I received a text stating “more codes added” which I thought was weird as I assumed this would have sold out in minutes. For the heck of it, I tried to pull tickets and got a pair right away but they were $3,505 each before Ticketmaster fees (which equal to about 8% bringing the cost to $3,785.40 per ticket or $7,570.80 for a pair.
These prices were set with the anticipation of this being the biggest fight ever (only stated by those with skin in the game) and I’ve seen various reports of this “selling out in minutes” and a few other headlines making it seem like the inflated prices (anywhere from $500 to $10,000 face value) were justified. I checked this morning (the day after the on sale) seeing if this was the case and there are still plenty of tickets left (dark blue indicates more tickets available and light blue shows smaller quantity available):
Zooming in on section 15 and 16 (lower level center) shows plenty of seats available:
Tickets in these sections range from $7,505 to $10,005 before Ticketmaster fees. In other sections the cheapest seat available is $3,505 before Ticketmaster fees. If you wanted to attend this in person, I’d be patient if you have a code as I’m guessing the prices will drop as the fight draws near (a month away at the time of this writing). I’m personally excited to see this fight and the pay-per-view option is $89.99 in SD and $99.99 if you want to see it in HD. I’m in the minority and think McGregor has a chance. He’s WAY younger, a leftie, has never been knocked out, has cardio for days, and can take a punch. Comment below with your thoughts and enjoy the fight!!!