Despite the unprecedented demand for Mayweather vs Pacquiao tickets, the $6,072 the average ticket price could end up being lower than for the 2014 World Cup Final in Brazil.
The upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao megafight has been labeled the fight of the decade and looks to be one of the most anticipated sporting events in recent memory, expected to generate approximately $400 million total. But as sought-after as fight tickets have been, it could still end up being the second-most expensive sporting event ticket of the past decade. The average price fans have been willing to spend has been neck and neck with the 2014 World Cup Final.
based on what has sold so far, the average ticket price for Mayweather vs Pacquiao on Ticket Liquidator's exchange is $6,072, based on more than 150 orders, compared with $6,035 for the 2014 World Cup Final in Brazil. There is still a month left, so the average ticket price will fluctuate. This is based on ticket sales as of March 13; as the fight gets closer and demand ratchets up, we're expecting the average ticket price paid to increase. We'll have to wait until fight night to see if the final average ticket price ends up being the most expensive ever.
South By Southwest is one of the most dynamic and overwhelming festivals around. With a seemingly infinite number of events to choose from, planning can take a lot of time and effort. We've narrowed down some of the best Austin has to offer over the next week, so make sure to check out the following fun activities if you're braving the 2015 SXSW crowd:
1.) Flying cars – Companies like Ford, Hyundai, and Chrysler will be promoting their latest technology at the Connected Car Council pavilion on Sunday, 3/15. More interesting, however, will be Aeromobil’s presentation, a Slovakian automaker who will elaborate on their flying car prototypes. The session will include discussions on the future of transportation, challenging attendees to re-think modes of travel.
2.) Robot petting zoo – This new exhibit showcases and allows spectators to interact with new robotic technology, much of which is being used to help disaster spots around the world. These tech-gadgets include drones that can 3D print whilst flying, human-like robots, and prototypes of a new Ebola-fighting suit that will better protect healthcare workers. SXSW-goers will be able to operate and learn more about these state-of-the-art tools from Sunday, 3/15 – Tuesday, 3/17.
Spring has sprung (well, in the baseball sense...), and it's almost baseball season. Opening Night at Wrigley Field will be here before you know it, and we'll start the 2015 season with Jon Lester pitching to Matt Carpenter -- a treat, and also a throwback to the 2013 World Series.
If you're a baseball fan, the chances are high that you'll get out to at least one game this season. If you are a baseball fan and you don't go to a game, well, it may be time for you to turn in your fancard.
There's 30 stadiums in baseball, but some stand out above the rest. Here are the top seven you need to catch a game at this season.
Sleepy? Me too. Daylight Savings was this weekend, setting us all an hour forward in time, but an hour back mentally, and as John Oliver notes, the struggle to change the clock on your microwave is real.
We can only hope that such outdated practices will be eliminated in due time, but until then, check out the following event tickets to upcoming shows in your area that are sure to make you and your family a little less cranky:
No one likes to puke, but almost everyone loves to catch someone famous doing something embarrassing. Perhaps it makes us feel like they are more human; it's a chance for the celebrity elite to show us some of their flaws, ones that their publicists can’t shield them from. We might empathize if we're a fan, or laugh hysterically if we don’t care about them at all -- either way it’s still entertaining when people are caught in the act for the same reason we watch FAIL videos when we're bored. But let’s put the shoe on the other foot for just a minute and imagine this unfortunate chain of events happening to you:
1.) You have one of the greatest jobs in the world according to everyone around you; you love what you do, get paid amazingly well, and fans adore your work. There you are, just beginning to perform, and then...
I want to hate Kid Rock.
There's so much to dislike about him, from his politics to his lack of respect for other artists. It seems like every time I turn around, he's saying something obnoxious. I despise his wife-beater undershirt, his well-chewed cigar, and his backwards gimme cap (although I kinda like the narrow-brimmed fedora). I'm pretty sure if you put the two of us in a room together, we'd be ready to kill each other inside of a half hour.
But, the thing is, I like his songs. Which ones? Well, pretty much all of them.
Now, this is one heck of an admission for someone who listens to Coltrane when I'm feeling mellow and Tower of Power when I want to perk up. (And, if I'm being honest, more NPR than the two combined.)
There’s been a lot of talk lately about Madonna’s age, namely that she’s too old to be doing what she’s doing. After her fall at the Brit Awards, critics have been voicing their concerns about her choice to still be on stage breaking it down like she is at 56-years-old. However, Madonna tripping over a designer cape doesn't quite prove that she’s about to bite the dust. The media is using this blunder as an excuse to share their overall disapproval of the Pop Queen’s style – while her stage antics were once subversive and empowering, her continued uninhibited sexuality now seems desperate, or worse, a ploy.
Madonna showed up to the 57th Grammys wearing a matador outfit, proudly accentuating her cleavage and flashing her bare ass to the camera. While this is not surprising for someone like Madonna, the question does remain -- should she act her age? Or better yet -- what does "act your age" mean in today's world?
Madonna has just announced her upcoming cross-country trek - the 2015 Rebel Heart Tour - in support of her thirteenth studio album of the same name, which is planned to be officially released later this week. "Living for Love" is the album's lead single, and we're pretty sure the music video confirms she's in the Illuminati. Just kidding (but not really).
Madonna tickets are sure to sell out fast, so get yours soon if you want to see this controversial diva live in concert. Otherwise, check out the following artists on tour with more dates going on sale this week:
The immense success of Harry Potter has not only produced its own theme park, eleven video games, hilarious theatrical spin-offs, an intense fandom, the highest-grossing film series ever, and a brand worth over $15 billion, but it’s even inspired its own musical genre. Say what you will about J.K. Rowling, but that is some serious staying power. Alluding to various aspects of the books, wizard rock, or wrock, sings of bizarre creatures and is often lyrically comedic, which satisfies both my literary and humor bones. This is why wizard rock is the best thing to happen over the past decade:
1.) It embodies the very spirit of rock n' roll.
Rock bands have long employed elements of magic in their music, especially Led Zeppelin. Though they didn’t dedicate their entire catalog to a book series like those in the wizard rock community do, they are widely known for being associated with The Lord of the Rings. Jimmy Page dabbled in the occult as well. His symbol - “Zoso” - was taken from an alchemy grimoire, and he even went as far as to buy Aleister Crowley’s mansion on Loch Ness in Scotland. Page owned his own occult bookstore and used suggestive sorcery imagery everywhere he could.