How is ticket interest for UFC 220?

January 18, 2018

As UFC 220 nears at the TD Garden in Boston, tickets are still available for the event which features two title fights.

According to Ticketmaster as of Thursday night, there were still seats available between $100 and $350.  SeatGeek indicated that as of Thursday morning the get-in price on the secondary market was $136.  The average resale price for a ticket was $233.  Prices have come down in the last week for ticket demand with the median price dropping from $384 per ticket to $368 per ticket.

In comparison, demand for other events have been more.  Here is a sample per SeatGeek:

  • UFC 219 in Las Vegas, NV: $175 avg. resale price
  • UFC 218 in Detroit, MI: $163
  • UFC 217 in New York, NY: $383

UFC 220 is headlined by title fights featuring Stipe Miocic defending against Francis Ngannou and Daniel Cormier defending against Volkan Oezdemir.

Payout Perspective:

So, what are we to make of the fact that despite two title fights in the glamour divisions of Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight, the demand for tickets are lower than the past three events.  It could be the focus on the Patriots as they march to another Super Bowl.  It could be the casual nature of the Boston MMA fans in that they know they will get a card at least once a year and can pick whether this one is worth their money.  While the secondary market is not a conclusive indicator on the success of a card, it does tell the general demand an event has with the sport’s fans.

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