Thursday afternoon, at 3:00pm EST, tickets went on sale for the long overdue, highly anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. By 3:01pm EST, naturally, they had sold out already in record shattering fashion.
A handful of seats for the May 2 scheduled fight were offered at a more than staggering $7500 price tag, and in the blink of an eye, they were gone in less than 60 seconds.
That’s right; just like that, in a matter of less than a minute, every single publicly available ticket for admission to the most heralded fight of the decade was bought and accounted for. Obviously, there’s quite a few boxing fans (read: scalpers in Las Vegas) with too much money to spend.
Of all the seats in the MGM Grand Arena, only 1,000 of them were allocated to the general public, with the remaining 15,500 plus being distributed between the fighters, the casino, promoters and sponsors.
At one point, MGMGrand.com couldn’t even handle the intense traffic volume and completely crashed, surely leaving those affected sorely missing their opportunity to get in the door at the most touted boxing event in recent memory.
As expected, tickets are already up for sale on secondary markets, with some sellers asking upwards of $10,000 a piece.
Yeah, with that said, I think I’m just going to stick to splitting the $100 PPV cost with a few bros and watching it from the couch. I like the commentary anyway, and the beer will be way cheaper.
[via The Mirror]