If you want to attend the May 2 Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, you have to be some combination of rich, famous and lucky.
That’s why someone like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can call in favors from some of media’s most powerful people and likely secure some seats for the eagerly anticipated bout. If you’re a regular Joe Schmo, though, it’ll be a little more difficult.
Tickets for the bout go on sale Thursday, and the good news is roughly 16,000 fans will get to attend the fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The bad news for “common folks” is just 500 tickets will be available to the public.
If you’re one of those lucky people to snag a ticket, be ready to wear it in the wallet. According to ESPN, tickets for the fight start at $1,500. Tickets also are going for $2,500; $3,500; $5,000 and $7,500. Oh, and some tickets run $10,000 a pop, but those aren’t among those available to the public.
Most of the tickets will be controlled by the fighters’ camps, the casino, HBO and Showtime, etc.
Another option for fans who really want to get in is the secondary market, which almost certainly will be filled with astronomically marked-up prices.
UPDATE (3:15 p.m. ET): Tickets that went on sale Thursday sold out in less than a minute, TMZ Sports reported.
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