Which Seats are Best for the Mayweather fight?

With so few major boxing matches in a given year, it makes sense that each and every one receives such considerable hype.  That is nowhere more apparent than when Floyd Mayweather, Jr. enters the ring.  For the second time in the past year, Mayweather will be facing off against Marcos Maidana.  The last time these two got in the ring, billed as “The Moment,” was on May 3rd of this year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Mayweather won via a majority decision after twelve fierce rounds, so fans were very pleased when the announcement was made that the two welterweights would be getting back in the ring.

Mayweather (Photo: AP)

Mayweather (Photo: AP)

Presently, the average ticket price for Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 is $1,627.51 with a get-in price of $474.  But with so many different options to choose from, we here at TicketCity broke down the different zones and seating options available so if you’re looking in to buying Floyd Mayweather tickets to see him square off against Marcos Maidana, you will be well-informed.

Floor Seats – Get-in Price = $3,545

If you want to sit on the floor, the cheapest ticket available is $3,545 in Section B.  You can get three rows from the ring in Section A, but those are obviously going to be much more expensive at $16,959 per ticket.

Lower Level – Get-in Price = $1,395

The average ticket price for lower level seats is $2,709.08 with the cheapest ticket available being just $1,395.  One particular spot of interest would be a location in Section 22 with two tickets available in Row D for only $1600 apiece.  That’s the fifth cheapest listing available and one of the closest ticket listings in the lower level.  If you want to sit dead center, the cheapest ticket is $3,049 in Section 13 for seats in Row M.  The closest you’ll be able to get is also in Section 13 where you can find Row E seats available for $5,043.

Mezzanine Level – Get-in Price = $799

MGM Grand Garden Arena has 100 level seating along the north and south sides of the ring, as well as in the east end zone.  The cheapest ticket you’ll find is in the corner section 107 in Row AA for $799.  The average ticket price is $1,494.05 for 100 level seating with only five listings currently below $1,000.

Upper Level – Get-in Price = $461

The cheapest ticket you’ll find for Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 will be in the upper level, Section 218, Row P for $461. The average ticket price for upper level seats is $739.09 with a significant number of tickets below $600.  If you’re just looking to get in to the arena and don’t much care for how close you are to the ring, we’d recommend looking in to the upper level seating.

Although the prices are high, with so few relevant boxing matches these days, fans seem more than willing to splurge and grab tickets for Mayweather vs. Maidana 2. With only one or two matches for Mayweather each calendar year, now is certainly the time to see him in action. Rumors for Mayweather’s next opponent are already circulating, but in the here and now, Marcos Maidana is the only opponent on Money Mayweather’s mind.



Green Bay Packers 2014 Outlook and Ticket Prices

The Packers had a rough go of it last season. They lost Aaron Rodgers for a good chunk of the season after starting out well. They won only eight games, and had their worst record since 2008 — and still made the playoffs and almost upset the 49ers in the first round. Even when the Packers are bad, they’re good. A healthy Aaron Rodgers will do a lot for the team looking to get back to the Super Bowl and that 15-1 record they had a few years ago. Green Bay has a stellar passing game, and with Rodgers pitching the rock to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb once again in 2014, they’ll be hard to stop. Green Bay also addressed an issue on defense, picking HaHa Clinton-Dix with their first-round pick of the draft. Clinton-Dix is a hard-hitting safety out of Alabama, and it was a dream come true for the Packers when he fell to them. Lets look forward at the eight home games hosted by Lambeau Field this year and see both what the Packers look forward to and what the fans can expect to pay to see a game.

vs. New York Jets, Sept. 14 

The Jets come into Lambeau for the home opener, and it’ll be interesting to see where they are at this point early in the season. Will we see Geno Smith or Michael Vick? Tickets for this one start as low as $146 right now, and that’s for the lower level! Get your first taste of the season at Lambeau in Week 2.

vs. Minnesota Vikings, Oct. 2 

Get-in Price: $150

Aaron Rodgers could pick up another MVP this season.

vs. Carolina Panthers, Oct. 19

The Panthers proved to be one of the NFC’s best teams last season, and their defense will be a good match against the Packers air assault. 700-level ticket for this one start at $150.

vs. Chicago Bears, Nov. 9

The hated Bears come into Lambeau and it could be the contest that swings the division back in Green Bay’s favor. Jay Cutler has Alshon Jeffrey, Brandon Marshall, and Matt Forte, so this could be a very high-scoring game. Tickets start at $163.

vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Nov. 16

Get-in Price: $138

vs. New England Patriots, Nov. 30

Two of the decade’s best quarterbacks face off in this one, and the Patriots always bring a good game to NFC teams. Tickets will start off at $150, and you can even get a lower-level seat in between the 20s for $228.

vs. Atlanta Falcons, Dec. 8

Looking to get into a Packers game for under $100? Look no further. Get in price is currently $93.

vs. Detroit Lions, Dec. 28

Don’t sleep on the Lions this season, Matt Stafford has the offensive weapons to take this Detroit team far. It’ll be up to the defense to make some stops for the Lions if they want to challenge the Packers and Bears in the NFC North. It’s the last game of the season at home, so it could be very important to the playoff race. This one has a get in price of $126, and you can even sit lower level at the 50 yard line for $134. What a deal for a game at Lambeau!



Saints Fans Excited for End-of-Season Matchups

The New Orleans Saints have been one of the best teams in the league ever since Drew Brees’s arrival just short of a decade ago. Highlighted by the 2010 Super Bowl victory over Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, the Saints have been a mainstay in the postseason ever since Bree’s took control at the helm in 2006. They made it all the way to the NFC Conference Championship in Brees’s first season in Louisiana, and then went on to win the Super Bowl just three years later.  Since then, they’ve made the playoffs all but one year, but the past few years have been difficult, with division rivals Carolina taking home the NFC South crown last year and the Atlanta Falcons doing so in 2012. Will the Saints have the firepower to win the division title in 2014?

Drew Brees (Photo: AP)

Drew Brees (Photo: AP)

New Orleans will have a few new faces on offense and defense this year. Rookie Brandin Cooks has been drawing rave reviews in training camp and expects to take the lion’s share of touches that used to go to Darren Sproles who has departed for the Philadelphia Eagles. On the other side of the ball, new safety Jairus Byrd, signed away from the Buffalo Bills to the tune of a six year, $56 million contract, should help bolster Rob Ryan’s secondary.

The Saints schedule offers little leeway for the team as they will have to play both the AFC and NFC North divisions this year, as well as the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. They’ll start off the season with two road games – at Atlanta and at Cleveland – before holding their 2014 home opener on September 21st against the Minnesota Vikings. The average price for Saints tickets to the opener is currently $193.98 on TicketCity. The Saints will then play two more games – at Dallas and home against Tampa Bay – before their Week 6 bye. They’ll finish off their first right games with two road matchups against the Lions and Panthers sandwiching a prime time Sunday night home game against the Green Bay Packers.  This is the most expensive game on the Saints schedule, presently, with an average ticket price of $320.76.

The average ticket price for games on the first half of the Saints schedule is $178.59 compared to $206.30 for the second half. It’s rather clear why tickets are a little more expensive as the season progresses because the Saints will have five hugely important home games in the final two months of the season. They’ll host the 49ers, Ravens, and Bengals consecutively in the first three weeks of November. The most expensive of these games is against the Niners with tickets currently holding an average price of $287.44.

The final two home games of the year will be against the Carolina Panthers on December 7th and the Atlanta Falcons on December 21st. Tickets are going for, on average, $195.79 and $218.17 for those two matchups, respectively. Chances are, a lot will be riding on those December AFC South battles so expect ticket prices to rise as the season progresses. Now may be the best time for Saints fans to grab their tickets for the final games of the 2014 season.



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Cowboys Opening Game Ticket Prices Show Optimism

The Dallas Cowboys hosted the Baltimore Ravens over the weekend in their second preseason game in preparation for the 2014 regular season.  Though the Cowboys ultimately lost to Baltimore 37-30, there were many positive signs for the club, including the return of Tony Romo to the gridiron.  Romo underwent back surgery last December, so Saturday night’s game was a big initial test to see how Romo’s body would respond to the rigors of NFL play.

Romo did have one turnover, botching a handoff that resulted in a 26 yard fumble return by Courtney Upshaw, but otherwise Romo looked much like his usual self.  He ended up going four for five for eighty yards, including a gorgeous thirty-one yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant on his last play on the field.  Dez was targeted three times by Romo, catching all three passes for fifty-nine yards and looking in midseason form throughout the night.

Photo: AP

Photo: AP

Now that any worries about Romo’s back can be put to rest, Cowboys fans can look forward to the opening week of the season when they host the San Francisco 49ers.  Currently, the average ticket price for Cowboys tickets to the home opener is $254.90, one of the most expensive games of the season, let alone the first week.  Cowboys fans are undoubtedly excited for this year to begin, but have previous seasons had similar ticket prices for the home opener?  We broke down each home opener of the past three seasons to see just how much demand there is for this year’s opener.

2013: Week 1 vs. New York Giants

Last year’s home opener had an average ticket price of $169.04, $85 cheaper than this year’s opener.  The Cowboys won 36-31 in thrilling fashion, taking advantage of six Giants turnovers, including a fourth quarter interception return for touchdown by Brandon Carr to put the game away for good.  If the Cowboys can take down the 49ers in similar fashion, fans will be quite pleased with the money they’ve spent for the game.

2012: Week 3 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In a sloppy game, the Cowboys took down the Bucs 16-10 to win their 2012 home opener.  Dallas Cowboys tickets had an average ticket price of $121.40 for the game, the lowest of any home opener at the new AT&T Stadium.

2011: Week 3 vs. Washington Redskins

On a Monday night game, Dan Bailey kicked six field goals to take home the victory, winning 18-16.  The average ticket price was $138.80 and though fans did not see a Dallas touchdown, they were undoubtedly pleased with the final results.

In the past three years, the Dallas Cowboys have won their home opener in dramatic fashion, beating their opponents by an average of just over 4 points.  Of those three teams, none of them advanced to the playoffs during that season, so while the wins may have seemed impressive at the time, the Cowboys ultimately were beating a mediocre to below average team.  The 49ers boast a much more talented squad than any of the three previous opponents on the home opener, so the Cowboys will need to play flawless football if they look to start the year with a victory.