August 23, 2017 Katie Gainer
It’s hump day and the highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is just three days away. Slow ticket sales caused by an array of factors drove prices gradually down throughout the past two weeks. Yesterday, it seems that the building excitement as we near the fight date prompted the first slight surge since tickets went on sale and today, those prices are more or less the same.
The lowest prices on a pair of upper level tickets were in the high $1,800 to low $1,900 range yesterday on StubHub. Today, they’re just shy of $2,000.
The cheapest tickets on VividSeats are still the same pair as yesterday: Section 211, Row P for $1,830.
Ticketmaster prices rose by a hair: a pair in Section 214, Row P went for $1,968 yesterday, and today a pair in Section 226, Row F will run you $2,118.
The only site whose prices went back down is Ticket Club: yesterday’s cheapest pair were in Section 208, Row P for $1,716 and today’s is in Section 213, Row P for $1,683.
This pattern indicates ticket sales have picked up a bit, and the fight was the best-selling event on TicketNetwork yesterday. However, there is still much speculation about how many seats will still be left unsold by Saturday. This article notes the “price hike of many tickets being sold on resale sites” as an influence, but again, the cheapest seats on the primary market are still a pretty penny above most of the prices listed below. A quick search for groups of 6 face value tickets at the arena this weekend yields almost 100 different options on Ticketmaster.
The final press conference before the fight will take place today at 4 PM ET, and can be streamed here.
Mayweather-McGregor Pricing Update: August 23, 2017