Las Vegas Not Seeing Huge Hype for Mayweather-McGregor Fight
The much anticipated and hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor is just days away. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this coming Saturday, the 26th of August. However, while the world seems to be really excited for the boxing match, Las Vegas isn’t seeing the same excitement. This is especially true when compared to Mayweather’s last fight two years ago, when he took on Manny Pacquiao.
No Special Plans for Mayweather-McGregor Las Vegas Weekend
Many businesses, hotels, and casinos in Sin City expect visitors to start arriving on Friday, which will go a long way to boost visitor numbers. However, the numbers at the moment are falling short of the last time Mayweather fought. Many of the big locations in Las Vegas don’t even have any special activities planned for the fight, including Caesars Entertainment and MGM. The vice president of Caesars Entertainment still believes it will be a crazy weekend for Las Vegas, with the energy matching what you’d find on New Year’s Eve.
But when you look into the numbers, it certainly doesn’t seem that way. Las Vegas hotels are normally fully booked for New Years and other big events. However, there are still rooms available at many resorts around the city. This includes Planet Hollywood, Mandalay Bay, and New York New York.
Mayweather McGregor Tickets Still Available
Even the pricing of hotel rooms isn’t bad. There was news a while ago of hotels jacking up their prices for the fight weekend, but this seems to have calmed down. We’d also expect that tickets for the Mayweather-McGregor fight itself would be sold out, but this isn’t the case. Ringside seats are all sold out, but there are still over 2300 seats available in the next two sections. Last week there were 7000 unsold tickets, so at least ticket sales have improved drastically.
Night clubs around the city are expecting to be packed on Friday and Saturday night though, with McGregor even scheduled to be at two parties after the fight. McCarran Airport has made preparations, as it struggled during the last fight with the number of private planes.
All in all, it looks set to be a very busy weekend for Las Vegas, even if the hype in Sin City doesn’t quite match that of the rest of the world.