The premium ringside seat will cost $700, while the cheapest at $50, said Arum with the Cowboys Stadium to be reconstructed to sit 50,000, stressing that in case a demand is felt in the days leading to the fight, it would be easy to add more seats.
“Manny will enter a new realm with this fight in Dallas,” said Arum, whose promotional outfit Top Rank is staging the show in close partnership with Texas billionaire and Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones.
Weeks ago, when it appeared that a deal had been made for Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Arum said the top seat would be sold at an unheard of $2,500, higher than the $2,400 that was retailed when Lennox Lewis faced Mike Tyson in June 2002 in Memphis.
This is the latest development in The Fight of the Century- each man booking a different opponent to fight the same night in competing cable or pay-per-view promotions in an attempt to screw each other out of money.
This is the latest attempt for Mayweather and Pacquiao to show the world the level of their dislike for each other and how willing each will be to pound the other's brains in when the fight actually happens.
Mayweather has accused Pacquiao of being a doper. Pacquiao is suing for defamation. The two sides wasted an afternoon calling each other names before an arbitrator. We all know this fight will happen some time this year.Even though Clottey’s popularity is not as immense as Mayweather, the New York-based Ghana native has a solid reputation of being a tough customer in the ring, something that Pacquiao will have to contend with once they finally get it on.
As former President Bush reportedly told Bob Arum at the Eagles game on Sunday, "It doesn't matter what Mayweather does. Everyone just wants to see Pacquiao anyway."
This will be my only opportunity to see Pac Man fight in person and I don't plan on missing it. I will be in Cowboys Stadium to on March 13 to watch in person.