Despite being touted as the hottest ticket in sports, fans aren’t exactly flooding ticket box offices for seats to the upcoming megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
According to ESPN, over the weekend hundreds of seats were still available at Ticketmaster at the T-Mobile Arena for the Aug. 26 fight.
The report says that so many open seats are still on sale that fans can buy six tickets together in 162 different spots throughout the arena.
This is funny, being that UFC president Dana White said that he and even members of both fighters’ camps had to buy their own tickets… instead of being comped pairs for themselves and those close to them.
However, the reason may be because of the astronomical prices set by promoters. The cheapest tickets still available on Ticketmaster have a face value of $3,500. Maybe they’ll go down… and that’s what fans are waiting for? Who knows?
Tickets are as much as $10,000 for seats near the ring, while “platinum” seats that go for as much as $14,995.
Mayweather promoter Leonard Ellerbe isn’t concerned. He recently told the AP that the fight will sell out and break records for the richest gate in boxing history.
“We’re very excited and very happy with ticket sales so far,” he said. “We’re well on our way to smashing our own record which transcended the sport.”
To break the record, the Mayweather-McGregor fight would have to pull more than $72.2 million at the gate — a record currently held by Mayweather, during his 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao. That number was more than three times bigger than any previous boxing gate.
Will you be buying tickets to the fight? Or, will you watch if on PPV?