If you haven’t scored tickets of the mega fight between Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd in MGM Grand Las Vegas, then you are not alone. Thousands of boxing fans from all over the world has been searching for Pacquiao-Mayweather tickets online or waiting for the public release. Many of the fans are getting impatient already fearing the tickets won’t be release in the public at all due to its high demand.
Aside from the enormous demand, another scenario is that Mayweather Promotions which controlled all the tickets now has a possibility that Mayweather himself will pay up even more than $605,000 worth of tickets for his family and friends just like what he did in the fight against Canelo Alvarez as reported by Business Insider. How much more this in this fight?
Although there’s little hope that tickets will be open on public soon as told by Leonard Ellerbe at the Pacquiao-Mayweather press con in LA when he announced the price range from $1,500 to $7,500. But according Bob Arum in new report, “We’ll probably have a handful of tickets that will go on sale to the public next week,” Arum said. The glimmer part will be only about 1,100 seats at $10,000, none of them for public sale, according to the report
But lets face it, the richest boxing fight in history with now estimated $400 million Pacquiao-Mayweather purse doesn’t come with a cheap ticket at the gate at all.
On the flip side, wealthy people from all over the world has already assured to watch the fight by purchasing the second market tickets from resellers online without even worrying the price. MGM Grand has seating capacity of 16,000 as tickets will be divided with bulk goes to Mayweather Promotions, then to Top Rank, MGM Group Resorts and Casino, then some to HBO and Showtime. Casino high rollers from all over the world are already given priority to have this high priced tickets by hotels.
We’ve been constantly checking out this reseller site prices like Ticketnetwork and here’s what we found.
Tickets started at around $1,500 minimum right after the Mayweather announced the fight on social media on Feb. 20, then they offer Hotel room package as well. The minimum has risen by a gran every week and now it stands $5,200 on the upper level. They’ve taken out the room package at some point but they put it back again now offering at Bellagio and MGM room packages as well. So, the report that MGM Grand sold out their room when the fight was announced was false.
Seems, these 2-night hotel room package by MGM Grand, Bellagio offers on Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight won’t last long in the next couple of days which now priced around $7,000.
Here’s the benefits of watching Pacquiao-Mayweather mega-fight
> A chance of being part of the boxing history that you can share your grand kids in the future
> A chance getting to rub shoulders with the richest people on earth – who knows you will sitting next to an oil magnate from Saudi Arabia, or future Emperor from Japan or Prince Harry himself, who’s a fan of Pacquiao?
> You can meet celebrities both from sports and entertainment from around the world not only from Hollywood.
> And being at Las Vegas as the entertainment capital of the world in two nights, ain’t any better than that.