Hundreds of primary tickets for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor ‘super fight’ in Las Vegas remain unsold despite being listed for up to $150,000 on resale sites.
A report by the Associated Press noted that face-value tickets are still available from $3,500 plus fees for the fight on August 26. There are also $10,000 ringside seats and $15,000 (£11,500/€12,750) VIP ‘platinum’ passes available.
Indeed, there are so many open seats for the Mayweather vs McGregor fight that fans can buy six tickets together in 162 different spots throughout the 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena.
Last week TicketIQ said the fight is among the five most expensive sports events that it has ever listed, with a 400-per-cent premium on face value, while tickets are being offered for six figures on sites such as StubHub.
However, a StubHub spokesperson told the Daily Mail website they are “not necessarily seeing demand levels for the fight yet”.
“There’s fairly little sales going on in general,” said Chris Leyden, a content analyst for SeatGeek. “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.”
Despite the talk of stagnant demand, promoter Leonard Ellerbe is far from throwing in the towel, and is targeting the $72m box office record set by Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
“We’re very excited and very happy with ticket sales so far,” Ellerbe told The Associated Press.
“We’re well on our way to smashing our own record which transcended the sport.”