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Mayweather-Pacquiao Tickets Hit Market, Expected To Cost Up To $100,000 On Resale

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 24 / 15

Tickets for next week's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao "finally" went on sale on Thursday, with some expected to cost $100,000 on the resale market, according to the BBC. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas has a capacity of 16,500 "but only about 1,000 seats can be bought by the public." ...

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Sundance Festival Thrilled By Lin Story

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Canada, U.S. To Join Pacific Nations Cup

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X Games Global Sponsorships At Four

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Televisa To Increase Sports Coverage

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Report: U.S. Open Boycott Possible

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McIlroy Reverts To Titleist Putter

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Basketball A Tough Sell In Britain

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UCI Calls Emergency Doping Meeting

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Knicks, Pistons Put Game On Global Stage

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South Australian Gov't Suing Armstrong

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