UFC 229 Brings $86 Million To Vegas
On Monday, the UFC announced that UFC 229 added another record to it’s list, as the fight generated $86.4 million in economic impact for the Las Vegas metro area.
The study done by Applied Analysts showed that the event headlined by Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title was the largest economic impact for a single UFC event to date.
The October 6th card would set an attendance record for the T-Mobile Arena (20,034), ticket revenue ($17,188,194), and now the 86.4 million spread out through out the Vegas area during fight week.
“During the build up to UFC 229, I said it was going to be the biggest event in UFC’s history, and now we have all the numbers to prove it,” said UFC President Dana White. “Khabib vs. McGregor smashed our records for Pay-Per-Views, social media impressions, and global viewership, and now we know it set records for economic impact here Las Vegas. None of this would have been possible without the support from the Las Vegas community and UFC’s loyal fans, the best in sports.”
Key Highlights of the UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR economic impact study:
• $86.4 million total economic output
• $17.2 million total salaries and wages paid
• 414 jobs supported in Southern Nevada
• $3.7 million total taxes paid by visitors
• 40% of UFC 229 visitors traveled from international locations
• 50% of attendees were between the ages of 21 to 34
• 50% of attendees reported an annual household income of $100,000 or more
• One in five attendees stayed in Las Vegas for at least five days
• Nearly two in five attendees reported spending more than $2,000 on non-gaming activities