Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally face off on Saturday night and projections are looking towards a record breaking night in Las Vegas.
As of Thursday, there were still around 1,500 tickets remaining on StubHub for the mega fight at the T-Mobile Arena. And while this may be a surprise to some due to the massive amount of coverage and conversation across social and traditional media since this fight was announced.
When you look at the 2015 fight that Mayweather had with Manny Pacquiao, it had sold out all of its seats at face value a week before fight night, as TicketIQ’s Jesse Lawrence pointed out in an article for CNBC. Also noted in that piece, that there are some that are utilizing cheaper alternatives to simulate the live experience, such as spending as low as $60 to attend a closed circuit screening of the fight, or possibly VIP events at clubs along the Las Vegas strip.
On the secondary market, the most expensive ticket is $70,175 for ringside seats as of this writing. On Aug. 18, ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted that the most expensive ticket sold through StubHub to date was $55,830 for a pair of third row floor seats.
For a broader comparison, the most recent Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons had an average sold ticket price of $5,015 (per Vivid Seats).