If You Want Mayweather-Pacquiao Tickets, You’d Better Be Extremely Wealthy
If you were planning to splurge on some Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets, think again. When it comes to demand for tickets, the May 2 superfight is going to make the Super Bowl look like a Tampa Bay Rays game.
According to Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum, it doesn’t matter if you’re Bratt Pitt or Bill Gates—if you’re not a high roller with a $250,000 line of credit at the MGM Grand, you’re not getting ringside seats. They have the biggest block of tickets, and all requests for premium seats go through them.
So what about “regular” seats? Officially, the cheapest will go for $1,000 while the most expensive will go for $5,000. With that scale, the house is set to take in $40 million in ticket sales alone, breaking the previous record set by Mayweather-Alvarez in 2013 by a whopping $20 million.
But of course, that’s just the proceeds from tickets sold at face value. It’s possible that as few as 1,000 seats will actually go on sale to the general public. If that’s the case, some are estimating they could wind up getting re-sold for $10,000 a pop.
So your best bet? Figure out which of your friends has the biggest TV and fork over the $89.95 ($99.95 for HD) for pay-per-view.