The upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao megafight has been labeled the fight of the decade and looks to be one of the most anticipated sporting events in recent memory, expected to generate approximately $400 million total. But as sought-after as fight tickets have been, it could still end up being the second-most expensive sporting event ticket of the past decade. The average price fans have been willing to spend has been neck and neck with the 2014 World Cup Final.
based on what has sold so far, the average ticket price for Mayweather vs Pacquiao on Ticket Liquidator’s exchange is $6,072, based on more than 150 orders, compared with $6,035 for the 2014 World Cup Final in Brazil. There is still a month left, so the average ticket price will fluctuate. This is based on ticket sales as of March 13; as the fight gets closer and demand ratchets up, we’re expecting the average ticket price paid to increase. We’ll have to wait until fight night to see if the final average ticket price ends up being the most expensive ever.
In large part due to their international appeal, big boxing and soccer events are routinely the most sought-after tickets on the secondary ticket market, accounting for nine of the 20 most expensive tickets of the past decade. Take a look at the chart below for a full look at the most expensive sporting event tickets that have been sold on Ticket Liquidator. With an average ticket price of $5,637, the 2010 Winter Games Men’s Hockey Gold Medal game between the US and Canada had the third most expensive average ticket price on the secondary ticket market.