Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor was undoubtedly the hottest event of 2017 but was not quite the mega spectacle some had expected it to be
That is according to a report from ESPN on ticket sales and numbers.
Fans looking to attend the “Money Fight” would have initially seen prices advertised between $500 to $10,000. A large number of those tickets, however, did end up on secondary sites such as StubHub (although the prices were greatly inflated). Demand for tickets saw a gradual decrease in value, with tickets falling around the mark of $1,300.
Although the all-time record gate of $72.2 million set by Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in 2015 was not broken, although forecasts indicate that pay-per-view figures for Mayweather vs. McGregor look set to eclipse that fight.
MMAjunkie obtained the breakdown in gate revenue from the Nevada State Athletic Commission which can be viewed below:
Here’s the breakdown of ticket sales:
- $10,000: 2,942 available
- $7,500: 1,814 available
- $5,000: 4,737 available
- $3,500: 3,233 available
- $2,500: 2,735 available
- $1,500: 1,809 available
- $500: 428 available
Total tickets sold and complimentary: 13,231
Total live gate: $55,414,865.79