Mayweather-McGregor draws $55.8M gate

September 6, 2017

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reports that the gate for the Mayweather-McGregor fight drew $55.8 million.  The fight which took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26th.

The event came in second in total gate in Nevada to the $72 million gate of Mayweather-Pacquiao in May 2015.

Per ESPN:

There were 137 complimentary tickets given away, according to the Nevada commission. The gate was generated from the sale 13,094 tickets, far short of a sellout at an arena that could have held as many as 20,500 for the fight.

Payout Perspective:

There was a lot of high projections for the gate but the sluggish ticket sales were largely due to the astronomical prices.  Its interesting that this event did well with PPV buys but fell short in the projected gate.  $55.8 million still is much more than any other event in Nevada aside from May-Pac.

12 Responses to “Mayweather-McGregor draws $55.8M gate”

  1. Diego on September 7th, 2017 1:49 PM

    They priced themselves out. The big money was always going to be from PPVs, but I think it’s a miss to charge so much for tickets that people don’t go to the fight.

  2. d on September 7th, 2017 6:25 PM

    I’m still skeptical about the May-Pac gate as well. They didn’t release those tickets to the public and sold them independently outside of ticketmaster for the most part. The prices on the secondary market crashed a few days before the event which leads me to believe there were plenty of comps. It’s difficult to charge fans 1k for upper level seats or 5k for lower level non floor seats.

  3. Fight Fan on September 7th, 2017 6:34 PM

    Haha damage control d at work

  4. d on September 7th, 2017 9:26 PM

    …..says the guy doing everything he can to spin the ppv numbers. You were melting down when you realized the biggest boxing ppv of all time involved Conor McGregor. Hahaha.

  5. d on September 8th, 2017 2:01 AM

    This is what’s really funny and definitively proves what I’ve been saying about boxing promoters and their bs numbers:

    http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/sky-sports-confirm-mayweather-mcgregor-breaks-uk-record-for-ppv-buys/

    Remember when Eddie Hearn was saying Joshua-Klitschko did 1.5m buys? Well here’s the ppv provider pointing out the highest ppv ever in the UK which was by May-McG only did around 1m buys. This is why you never believe anything a boxing promoter/distributor or mma promoter says.

    This also without question proves that McGregor is a bigger star than Joshua is in the UK.

  6. Random Dude on September 8th, 2017 4:45 AM

    Looks like d is the one who can’t admit he is wrong once the numbers come in.

    You are a complete shill and joke. Probably Dana White himself.

  7. d on September 8th, 2017 8:14 AM

    Hey, what a stunner Random Dude came back once he saw the gate numbers. The sad thing though since he is a boxing paid turd working for Arum probably, the ppv buys clearly exceeded that of May-Pac and now he’s scrambling to come up with excuses.

    So was the May-Pac gate likely bigger than May-McG? Yes, although I believe the gate figure of 72m was exaggerated, it still probably did more than 55m, HOWEVER your entire argument was that more people were interested in May-Pac, which is clearly false based on the bigger ppv numbers.

    Let’s see if you have the integrity to admit you were wrong. I’m guessing probably not.

  8. Reece on September 10th, 2017 5:04 AM

    Sky Sports was also the PPV distributor in Ireland. It’s very likely the numbers they released include the UK + Ireland and if that’s the case it wouldn’t really prove whether McGregor is more popular in the UK.
    $72 million isn’t an exaggeration, it was posted on the NSAC’s official website:
    http://boxing.nv.gov/results/Top_Boxing_Gates/

  9. Random Dude on September 10th, 2017 6:19 AM

    You are proven wrong and still shilling d.

    I love it.

    Despite being proven wrong, you still try to attack me.

    You talked so much trash, yet you cannot admit that you were wrong.

    I love sore losers like you, keep at it.

  10. d on September 10th, 2017 11:28 AM

    Nice try, fools.

    No, Sky is saying clearly they broke the UK record. Hearn lied. Klitchsko-Joshua likely didn’t even break 1m buys there.

    HAHAHAHA!! Random Dude, you got owned, the ppv for May-McG did better than May-Pac and you won’t admit you were wrong. Pathetic fool.

  11. c on September 12th, 2017 1:39 PM

    IF and thats an IF, May-McG did better, it’s only because it took two fan bases to do so. When an all MMA card can come close to May-Pac then talk. Till then, this boxing/mma event is a one off with nothing to compare it to.

  12. d on September 12th, 2017 6:38 PM

    C, Reece, Speakman, etc, nice try. It has nothing to do with multiple fan bases because these massive fights are primarily comprised of casual fight fans. You boxing fanboys are just mad McGregor is a bigger draw than anyone in combat sports.

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