How Much Will the Mayweather-McGregor Fight Cost on the Secondary Market?
It’s official: the date has been set and tickets are about to go on sale for one of the most-hyped boxing matches in history.
Set your alarms for Monday, June 24 at 1pm ET/10am PT and head over to Ticketmaster to try your luck at nabbing seats to the Mayweather-McGregor fight of the century. The only catch? Tickets start at $500 (and scale up to $1,000).
With such demand already flooding the primary market, one can only guess how much they’ll cost once they hit the secondary. Actually, you don’t need to guess–because this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a fight of such magnitude in sports.
Though the Mayweather-McGregor matchup may well be the hottest ticket of 2017, it will almost certainly fall short of the demand seen for Mayweather-Pacquiao back in May 2015. That fight ended up with an average resale price of $4,672 (more expensive than most Super Bowls). This fight will likely end up with an average resale price around $3,000, if not lower. Ya’ know, pocket change.
If the Mayweather-Pacquio fight is any indication, ticket prices will be very dynamic and fluctuate heavily before the event. For the 2015 brawl, SeatGeek saw ticket prices rise in the week before the fight before dropping in the final days.
Even if the Mayweather-McGregor fight doesn’t beat previous boxing match records, it will most certainly be a milestone event for the host venue T-Mobile Arena. To-date, most in-demand event at the relatively new arena was UFC 200 which saw an average resale price of $1,137 last July.
When Should I Buy Mayweather-McGregor Tickets on the Secondary Market?
If you get shut out of the general on-sale (which most will), the second most affordable option is to wait until the very last minute to snag tickets. Based on previous ticket trends, prices tend to spike at the start, then fluctuate, and ultimately drop to their lowest price right before the match. Or you could just drop $100 on Pay-Per-View and watch it from the comfort of your own home.
Click here to browse SeatGeek’s Mayweather-McGregor ticket inventory.