About two months ago, we told you that you weren't going to be able to afford tickets to the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight. Reason being, ringside tickets were reportedly going to cost upwards of $250,000—and even the more "affordable" options (a.k.a. the "I probably should have just stayed home and watched this on TV because I can't see anything here anyway" seats) were going to sell for between $1,500 and $7,500. But as of right now, it's been difficult for anyone to afford tickets to the fight because, unfortunately, tickets haven't gone on sale yet, despite the fact that the fight is less than two weeks away.
ESPN's Darren Rovell just revealed that the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps haven't actually signed a contract with the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It sounds like they're still squabbling over a few of the terms in the contract—for example, Pacquiao's camp wants more control over things like the music that gets played before and after the fight—so the contract hasn't been signed. And as a result of this, the MGM Grand has been unable to print up physical tickets in order to sell them. It's something that could turn into a real nightmare for both the fighters and the MGM Grand.
"Tickets for a fight like this are often available months out," a high-ranking ticket executive told Rovell. "Distributing this many tickets in this short of time is already a nightmare. With physical tickets, there's going to be people worth millions waiting on long lines just to get what they were promised."
There's a good chance that this won't affect the fight. But it's pretty crazy that we're thisclose to it and still dealing with petty issues surrounding the contract. Let's hope the two sides are able to iron out their problems ASAP so that the MGM Grand can start selling some tickets.
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