The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight closed circuit tickets will reportedly cost $150. Closed circuit viewing of the fight will only be presented at MGM owned locations in Vegas.
Dan Rafael of ESPN tweeted that a ticket to a closed circuit viewing of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will cost $150. Mayweather is set to take on Pacquiao Saturday, May 2nd at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Vegas. About 16,000 lucky fans will be able to snag seats inside the venue.
Fans who cannot get into the event will be able to watch the fight live on closed circuit television systems at any MGM owned property.
$150 is a steep price to pay just to watch the bout on a television. In 2011, closed circuit viewing tickets for Mayweather vs. Ortiz went for only $50 each. In 2013 a closed circuit viewing ticket for Mayweather vs. Canelo cost $100. Now, in 2015, boxing fans need to shell out fifty more bucks just to see the televised event.
This seems like chump change compared to the price one would pay just to grab a low end ticket to the live event though. Tickets for the fight will reportedly range from $1,500 to around $7,500.
Many boxing fans are not happy with the $150 viewing announcement. Fans are taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure about the high cost just to watch. Anyone in an MGM Vegas location will have to watch the bout live or via the closed circuit system because it will not be offered on pay-per-view at MGM resorts, which would still be expensive at $100. This forces hotel guests to shell out big bucks to see the fight.
This display of greed is a great example of why Vegas is called the “Sin City.” MGM is putting their greed on display by forcing hotel guests to pay the $150 fee and $1,500 is also a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a low end ticket for any event. Hopefully what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas and boxing fans who do not want to shell out the $150 will find a way to watch.
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