Mayweather-McGregor closed circuit tickets going for $150

August 3, 2017

ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that the cost for a closed-circuit ticket for the Floyd Mayweather, Jr.-Conor McGregor will be $150 plus fees.  The ticket is the same price as sold for the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight.

ESPN notes that 46,000 closed-circuit tickets were sold at MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas for $6.9 million in additional revenue.

It appears that if fans are going to watch the fight, they will not be watching in person as over 3,000 tickets for the fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas remain.

The announced PPV for the fight will be $99.95 in HD in the United States.  There is also the option of going to a movie theater in paying to watch the fight which retails for approximately $40.

Payout Perspective:

So the question will be whether fans in Vegas will be willing pay $150 to see the fight between Mayweather-McGregor.  Despite the sluggish ticket sales, I can see the number of closed-circuit tickets selling close to the 46,000 it sold for Mayweather-Pacquiao.  There’s enough interest that people will not want to spend thousands of dollars to attend in person but pay $150 to see it with others.

25 Responses to “Mayweather-McGregor closed circuit tickets going for $150”

  1. Fight Fan on August 3rd, 2017 8:15 PM

    Wow talk about a nice profit on that. $100 to order the ppv at home or $150 to fight for a good seat in a ballroom. I’ve seen it all.

  2. Random Dude on August 4th, 2017 1:59 AM

    Seems like the biggest boxing star and MMA star together can’t sell a fight.

  3. d on August 4th, 2017 4:24 AM

    Can’t sell a fight? Where are you getting that info from? The only info we have right now is gate numbers, and they’ve already exceeded May-Pac. The gate will be over 74m.

  4. d on August 4th, 2017 4:28 AM

    Boxing fans should be thrilled about this fight, because for a momentary period of time, their sport will be relevant again, unlike the past 2.5 years. Then, when its over, it will go back into hiatus. With Klitschko retiring, Mayweather being done after this one, GGG about to take out their only remaining ppv star, it’s bad news again for the boxing world.

  5. Fight Fan on August 4th, 2017 5:46 AM

    That 4 billion in debt is going to d’s head lol. Boxing is global selling out 90k seats meanwhile ufc can’t even break 2 mil ppvs.

  6. d on August 4th, 2017 6:35 AM

    Hahaha. FF was praying that his sport would come out of the abyss they’ve been in but once again, they’ve been put back in their place. When Meltzer’s numbers come out for Jones-DC, they are likely to be the biggest ppv number of the year despite the fact that McGregor-Mayweather has overshadowed it.

    90k seat stadiums…..for pennies. Hahaha. Low profile UFC’s draw bigger gates. The UFC dominates the ppv industry every year. The boxing promotions thought if they expanded their ppvs back in 2014 it would lead to significantly bigger numbers, but all it proved was that it spaced out the buys and their numbers actually didn’t increase at all.

    MMA has dominated the ppv industry for the past decade and their control over the marketshare is constantly increasing. Even in a down year like this, without McGregor-Mayweather, boxing won’t even come close in ppv buys or the top ppv number that the UFC puts up.

    FF wasn’t happy when he found out that Jones-DC did much better than he predicted. Hahaha.

  7. Fight Fan on August 4th, 2017 7:12 AM

    Long essays, triggered d is melting down

  8. d on August 4th, 2017 7:21 AM

    FF hates facts.

  9. Fight Fan on August 4th, 2017 7:59 AM

    Like the 4 billion in debt? Or the boxing ppv records that ufc couldn’t beat.

  10. d on August 4th, 2017 9:38 AM

    FF hates that Conor A Side McGregor has taken over boxing.

  11. Fight Fan on August 4th, 2017 2:09 PM

    McTapout never even sold 2 mil ppvs lmao a side

  12. d on August 4th, 2017 7:22 PM

    Conor A Side McGregor drives boxing fanboys nuts.

  13. Random Dude on August 4th, 2017 10:17 PM

    “Can’t sell a fight? Where are you getting that info from? The only info we have right now is gate numbers, and they’ve already exceeded May-Pac. The gate will be over 74m.”

    Tickets and hotel rooms aren’t selling like they did for the Mayweather-Paq fight.

    The fight will have empty seats unlike the other fight as well. It may do better financially at the gate, but not because it is a more popular event.

    It will do better because of bad estimates based off the money made for the Mayweather-Paq fight, not because Mayweather vs McGregor is the “biggest fight”.

    It may end up profitable, but not a good outcome for either sport. The numbers are moving in the wrong direction for long-term sustainability.

    But “d” talks the same way a promoter like Dana White would so he will spin everything to be positive.

  14. d on August 5th, 2017 7:31 AM

    “Tickets and hotel rooms aren’t selling like they did for the Mayweather-Paq fight”.

    I have no idea about the hotels, but it’s actually already surpassed the May-Pac gate in both ticket sales and total revenue. The May-Pac fight was at MGM, this is at T Mobile which holds about 3k more seats. It’s also very unlikely to have any empty seats. You really have no idea how well the tickets sold for May-Pac in terms of time, because they only released 500 to the general public whereas this had the majority on sale directly through ticket master. The rest of the tickets for May-Pac were sold by those involved with the fight, Floyd, Manny, Arum, etc.

    “It will do better because of bad estimates based off the money made for the May-Pac fight not because Mayweather vs McGregor is the “biggest fight”.

    What does this even mean? Are you saying that the secondary market is going to bomb or are you implying something else?

    “It may end up profitable, but not a good outcome for either sport. The numbers are moving in the wrong direction for long-term sustainability”.

    Haha. Okay, so saying it may be profitable is a joke right? This is going to make an insane amount of money for everyone involved. When did I say this was good for either sport? Mayweather and McGregor also could care less about the long term sustainability of their sports. They want to make money. That also doesn’t discount that the event is going to make crazy money.

    It’s not a spin, it’s looking at the numbers and pointing out what they are. If you have any evidence to suggest otherwise, please provide it.

  15. Random Dude on August 5th, 2017 8:40 AM

    Irish interest low:

    https://www.irishcentral.com/news/shock-as-mcgregor-fight-a-bust-for-irish-fans-report-irish-travel-agencies

    hotel rooms:

    http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/20193294/recent-check-reveals-hundreds-seats-available-floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-fight

    “Another sign that demand may be lacking — hotel prices for the weekend of the fight. There are still plenty of rooms available online in the $300 to $400 range, including several hotels operated by MGM Grand, which owns the T-Mobile Arena.”

    It should not be possible to get rooms on the strip and off-strip for anywhere near this price, this close to the fight.

    Prices for hotel rooms were higher than they were now on the announcement for May-Paq and people booked them at that price.

    Hotels far from the strip like Sunset Station were selling rooms at $300+ for the night for the May-Paq fight. You couldn’t get a $300 room at Circus Circus for May-Paq fight, not the same for this fight against McGregor.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/boxing/mayweather-mcgregor/floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-ticket-sales-flop-price-how-much-watch-live-where-a7869331.html

    “There’s fairly little sales going on in general,” said Chris Leyden, a content analyst for SeatGeek.com.

    The situation is much the same at StubHub, where demand for tickets is lower than it was at the same time before Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao two years ago.

    “We’re not necessarily seeing demand levels for the fight yet,” said Johnna Hoff, a StubHub spokeswoman. “The encouraging part is people are buying some tickets.”

    “This is the challenge when pricing a one-of-a-kind type of event. No one knows what the demand will be,” Drayer said in an email. “In this case, it seems the promoters overestimated what people would be willing to pay — and how many of those people willing (to) pay thousands would actually attend the event.”

    The fight will be profitable, but not because it is a fight with more interest than May-Paq.

    Funny how all of a sudden you believe Mayweather is a popular fighter now that he is fighting McGregor. Before you always talked about how interest in Mayweather is dead and you even tried to downplay how big of a fight May-Paq was going to be. Now all of a sudden you have a different tune, because the UFC is involved in boxing.

    You are a UFC shill, not an MMA fan, or a fight fan in general.

  16. Fight Fan on August 5th, 2017 12:14 PM

    Long paragraphs, the meltdown continues lol. Conor McTapout had to box to get paid lol. 4 billion in debt the ufc sold its soul to make some money.

  17. d on August 5th, 2017 6:25 PM

    FF hates that Conor A Side McGregor is the only thing that boxing has going for it now. Haha.

  18. Random Dude on August 6th, 2017 1:20 PM

    Hmm, my other post with evidence doesn’t show up for some reason…

    Ever since you started posting you have talked so much crap against Mayweather specifically. I just find it very funny how all of a sudden you are a Mayweather fan as soon as the UFC is involved.

    Hopefully the moderator will release my other post which had evidence of weaker sales compared to May-Paq, but here is another article today about poor sales.

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/aug/06/mayweather-mcgregor-still-trying-to-hype-their-fig/

    “LOTS OF TICKETS: There are still tickets — and lots of them — available for the fight. For some reason (embarrassingly lousy sales perhaps?) Ticketmaster has disabled its interactive screen that would show all the seats in the arena, but original tickets — not resale — are available from $3,500 in almost every part of the arena. There are also still plenty of closed circuit tickets left to watch at various MGM Resorts hotels at $335.41 for two seats and the MGM Grand has cut its room rates for the weekend.”

  19. d on August 6th, 2017 3:02 PM

    I’m not even remotely close to a Mayweather fan. I can’t stand him. Where did I say I was a fan of his or imply it at all? I think this is a horrible idea also for the UFC. That doesn’t alter the reality of the situation that this will be likely the biggest fight in the history of boxing and it involves a mma fighter.

    Okay, so to address the article, first off, the author is a comedian who hates mma, hates this fight and just went into a conspiracy theory, senseless, fact-less tirade. There is no evidence that debunks anything that I stated within that article. Also, Dahlberg was the only person to report this- all of the reports circulating claiming the low sales are sourced from him. His claims are completely empty with little evidence to verify his statements.

    Last week, according to Dave Meltzer the gate and ticket sales have already exceeded Mayweather-Pacquaio with a few thousand left to sell.

  20. Random Dude on August 6th, 2017 9:05 PM

    You one of the most respected sports journalists a comedian?

    You can attack the messenger all you want, a common tactic of someone who is wrong, but explain you have no counter for the Ticketmaster change or the hotel room costs.

    I wish the mod had not deleted my post with all the proof of what is happening with this fight and Las Vegas.

    I won’t rewrite my post but, no, all the news about this is not coming from one source.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BOX_MAYWEATHER_MCGREGOR_TICKETS_NVOL-

    Seatgeek

    “There’s fairly little sales going on in general,” said Chris Leyden, a content analyst for SeatGeek.com. “I think a lot of it has to do with where prices are now. I think people are a little uncomfortable paying this much or maybe even more.”

    Stubhub

    “We’re not necessarily seeing demand levels for the fight yet,” said Johnna Hoff, a StubHub spokeswoman. “The encouraging part is people are buying some tickets.”

    You can hate on the Dahlberg article, but he did not just make up facts.

    Low interest from Irish fans:

    https://www.irishcentral.com/news/shock-as-mcgregor-fight-a-bust-for-irish-fans-report-irish-travel-agencies

    “The interest has not been as high as previous fights. There’s been a noticeable drop, probably halved from the [Jose] Aldo fight.”

  21. Fight Fan on August 7th, 2017 12:47 PM

    Fight isn’t selling they overpriced the tix and are scrambling now.

  22. Random Dude on August 7th, 2017 5:20 PM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-mayweather-mcgregor-ticket-onsale-was-a-mess_us_5988d97ce4b08a4c247f2513

    “As the below chart shows, quantity in the secondary market for Mayweather-Pacquio has spiked almost 400% in the last four days, and tickets are now available for as low as $2,100.”

    “As a point of comparison, there were a maximum number of 500 secondary market tickets available for Mayweather-Pacquio two years ago.”

  23. d on August 7th, 2017 6:17 PM

    It’s an illogical argument. There were over 3k less tickets available for sale for the May-Pac event. So of course there are going to be more tickets on the secondary market. The majority of the tickets being sold on the secondary market are in the upper level which are the most common resold. There are far more upper level tickets at T Mobile than MGM.

    Either way though, the secondary market is irrelevant to the gate figures as long as it sells out which probably will happen regardless of what these journalists are claiming.

  24. d on August 8th, 2017 9:13 AM

    “You one of the most respected sports journalists a comedian?”

    Yes, you clearly don’t know what journalistic integrity is if you think that guy is an objective journalist. It was a clear hit piece from start to finish based on very little to zero evidence.

    He didn’t bother to mention, nor have you, that THERE ARE 3 THOUSAND MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW!!! So of course there are going to be more tickets available. Why is this so difficult to comprehend?

    ” You can hate on the Dahlberg article, but he did not just make up facts.”

    No, he just exaggerated everything, cherry picked stats and left out glaring reasons for why the event hasn’t sold out.

    Also, just to clarify which Dahlberg doesn’t make clear in his article, the lowest priced ticket was $500 for Mayweather-McGregor. That means there isn’t some massive dump going on, on the secondary market. It proves that the lowest end tickets are selling for more than 3x face value. The tickets were priced completely different for Mayweather-Pacquaio, which started out at $1500 and capped at $7500, whereas Mayweather-McGregor is $500-$10,000. If what Meltzer said was true about the amount of tickets purchased, it is basically inevitable that this fight outdoes May-Pac in terms of gate revenue. If it even comes close to selling out it will without question.

  25. d on August 8th, 2017 9:23 AM

    “You are a UFC shill, not an MMA fan, or a fight fan in general.”

    I can guarantee you I’ve been to more NON UFC combat sports events than you have seen total live. I love Bellator, love mma in general. I can watch any type of mma promotion. I hated the decision to have this fight to begin with, as I still believe it is a horrible idea because I believe McGregor is going to get embarrassed and it will reflect poorly on mma like it did for boxing when Toney was embarrassed by Couture. I still can point out the fact that McGregor, despite being completely out of his class in terms of boxing, is going to be involved with likely the biggest fight financially in the history of boxing. It just shows his drawing power.

    You are a boxing shill, not a mma or fight fan in general.

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