Nick Giongco of Fightnews.com reports tonight that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has released information regarding ticket prices for the November 13 bout between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. The two will fight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and Arum and many others believe they'll be able to put 70,000-plus into the venue.
Ringside seats will be priced at $700, with other seats going for $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50. These are the same prices Top Rank used in March for Pacquiao's fight against Joshua Clottey, which drew a bit over 50,000 to the stadium. This fight will have several advantages as a live draw. Namely, Antonio Margarito is one of the biggest names in Mexican boxing today, and in Texas, that will mean a lot. They'll also be able to advertise the fight to a sold-out Cowboys Stadium at every Dallas Cowboys home game leading up to fight weekend. That could be really big. Even non-boxing fans might see a $50 ticket to a major event to simply be a fun Saturday night in the city. Big-time boxing does still have a reputation as a unique and special live experience.
The fight is the third major stadium show in America in 2010. Along with the two Cowboys Stadium events, Arum also promoted the June 5 fight at the new Yankee Stadium between Yuri Foreman and Miguel Cotto.