Sell Your House To Attend Mayweather, Pacquiao Match
Tickets for the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally hit the market on Thursday (April 23) and it’s pricey. Hello pay-per-view.
Prices on Ticketmaster ranged between $1,500 to $7,500 and those are gone.
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is expected to pack in close to 16,500 for the fight but estimates had only 500 to 1,000 tickets going on sale to the public with the rest earmarked for the two fighters, the casino, sponsors and promoters.
Within minutes of the tickets going public, the market place shifted to resale sites which posted knockout prices of $100,000 and more for ringside seats, putting them beyond the reach of everyone but the world’s most rich and famous.
The welterweight showdown between the undefeated Mayweather and the aggressive Pacquiao, the two best fighters of their generation, is expected to become the top-grossing prize fight of all time, pulling in close to $500 million in pay-per-view.