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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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Mexico Hoping For Joint Olympic Bid

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Hilfiger Teams Up With Rafael Nadal

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Gene Haas To Bid On Marussia Assets

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Telecom America Móvil To Sponsor Ferrari

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Cuban Interested In Buying Aston Villa

NBA Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban is interested in buying EPL club Aston Villa FC, according to WINNER SPORTS. The Villans are "one of the most decorated clubs in English football." No official bids "have yet been made and talks are ongoing." During the summer Aston Villa Owner Randy Lerner "pro ...

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Nike Sues Three Former Shoe Designers

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Mexico Hoping To Host 2026 World Cup

Mexico Football Federation President Justino Compeán said that the country has "adequate infrastructure to host the World Cup" in '26, according to Minelli Atayde of LA AFICION. The "fight for a bid will be between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada," and Compean is confident Mexico can win. Compean ...

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Scotiabank To Sponsor CONCACAF

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Fans To Pack Planes For Liga MX Finals

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