Sky Sports Box Office will show the hugely-anticipated clash among undefeated former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
It commitment to be the hottest stamp in sport. So far, though, fans aren’t right storming the box office to buy tickets for.
That might be because of the astronomical prices set by pioneers – the cheapest original tickets on Ticketmaster have a face value of $3,500. Or maybe fans are just anticipation for the right time to buy, hoping the price will go down.
Either way, promoter Leonard Ellerbe isn’t anxious. He says the fight will not only sell out, but break records for the richest gate.
“We’re very impatient and very happy with stamp sales so far,” Ellerbe said. “We’re well on our way to grievous our own record which transcended the sport.”
That record was a $72,198,500 gateway set by Mayweather in his 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao. That live gate was more than three times bigger than any previous fisticuffs gate.
Still, five days after stamp first went on sale, seats Entirely the arena are widely available. They are not, however, for anyone a little light in the wallet.
Prices start at $3,500 – plus another $300 or so for buyer fees – and climb to $10,000 near the ring. There are “platinum” seats that go for as much as $14,995.