Finally, the Pacquiao-Mayweather tickets are now on sale with nine days left before the much-awaited ‘Fight of the Century. This is after all the concerned parties have signed the contract just before midnight this Wednesday, April 22. And yes, the ticket prices are insanely high and you cannot afford to buy one.
Top Rank, Mayweather Promotions and the MGM Grand where the Pacquiao vs Mayweather bout will be held, have eventually resolved all the remaining issues such as ticket allocation, credentials, and others. There are also $10,000 (around P442,000) tickets but will not be sold for public, and are only for the VIPs.
According to the press release, the Pacquiao-Mayweather tickets for public sale are $1,500 (around P66,300), $2,500, $5,000 and $7,500 (around P331, 657), and are available at mgmgrand.com and ticketmaster.com starting Thursday, April 23, 3pm ET. All the ticket prices do not include applicable service charges, and only four tickets shall be sold per person.
The MGM Grand can accommodate 16,000 people, but because of the various reservations from the media and different organizations, only around 500 tickets will be sold to the public. The rest of the tickets are under the control of Top Rank, MGM Grand, and Mayweather Promotions. There will be no free tickets for anyone. Tickets at ticketmaster.com have been sold out within seconds, and are being sold in websites for a much higher price.
Nonetheless, boxing tickets for closed-circuit viewing at various MGM properties are also available starting Thursday, April 23, 6 pm ET which will cost $150 each, excluding the handling fees. These closed-circuit tickets are around 50,000 pieces, but only eight pieces are allowed for sale per household.
“This has been a very complex event, and we are pleased to have resolved the outstanding issues. We look forward to delivering an incredible event weekend, like only Las Vegas can.” MGM Resorts International president of entertainment and sports Richard Sturm said on the upcoming Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.
The Pacquiao vs Mayweather bout will happen on Saturday, May 2, 2015 (Sunday, May 3, Manila time), and is expected to be the largest-grossing fight in history. Manny Pacquiao has a record of 57 wins (38 KOs), 5 losses and 2 draws, while the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr has a record of 47 wins (26 Kos) and no draws.
By the way, JobStreet.com says that the latest average monthly salary for highly-experienced supervisors in the Philippines is P22,000 (around $497.5) while operation managers receive an average of P35,000 (around $795.1) a month. Just saying 🙂
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