Where are the Mayweather-Pacquiao Tickets?
In two weeks the world will witness a great moment in sports history. All eyes will be tuned in to watch legends Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally square off in the boxing ring to determine who is the best of this era. Hotels and plane tickets have been bought and people have planned out their big fight weekends but we have an issue, no one has a fight ticket. We are less than two weeks away from the biggest fight boxing has ever seen and tickets have still not gone on sale to the public. Leonard Ellerbe who is the CEO of Mayweather Promotions said tickets would be released to the public last week but as Friday wound down it was clear the public would have to wait once again. I reached out to both promotional companies for this fight,Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions, neither was available to provide a comment at the time.
The MGM International President of Sports and Entertainment Richard Sturm issued this public statement “We are working with the promoters to finalize an on sale date.” It’s very unusual that a event of this magnitude has yet to provide tickets. We have been told the ticket prices will range from $1500.00 to $7500.00. This will be the most expensive bout in the history of boxing so far. The cheapest ticket in the secondary market is going for $4,159. So what is causing the ticket sale delay? It seems that both the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps have been fighting over how many tickets each side gets. Those tickets are very valuable and you can bet that each side will be trying to re-sell as many tickets as possible. This leaves many to ponder if the public will even get a chance to purchase tickets. When the fight was first made many said that tickets would probably be limited to the public. The high rollers and A-list celebrities would most likely grab all the tickets and the hardcore boxing fans who probably don’t make enough to afford such tickets would be shut out.
Looks like people should prepare to purchase the PPV and host their own parties because the chances of getting into the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2nd are looking slim. The PPV has been priced at $89.95 for standard viewing and $99.00 for HD. We’ll keep you posted on any ticket updates that come our way but as of now we play the waiting game….once again.