Fight fans, get ready. The fight of the century is next weekend. Or, at least, the most recent fight to be called the fight of the century.
So, did you get your tickets for Floyd Mayweather’s May 2 showdown with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas?
Well, don’t feel too bad. Only about 500 tickets went on sale to the general public yesterday, and they were, as expected, snapped up within minutes. (This, for an arena of 16,000.)
But there are other options, in what’s called the “secondary market” — although, as Jay Hart of Yahoo! Sports described in yesterday’s The Turnstile column, the prices are “predictably insane.”
Hart found tickets available for the event from several different vendors. One, StubHub, offered ringside seats — for the paltry sum of $141,575.25.
Now, just in case you don’t have that laying around in cash — say, stuck between the cushions of your sofa — you can always look around for less expensive options. I mean, this is America, the land of opportunity.
So, you may recall that the cheapest seats for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao were sold at their original price of a cool $1500.
Fear not! Those can be found at a site named SeatGeek for a substantially less cool $6,177.
Hart notes these are the asking prices and offers further detail in his article. Me, I’m asking for a raise.