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Old 11-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What's the most reliable way to get good tickets to a show?

Since GSP vs Silva - the fight I've been waiting for years - seems to finally happen, I'm getting pumped up already about being there. I've never been to a UFC event, and getting tickets to hot bouts seems to be a bit of a mess.

I'd like to get good seats; I'll be traveling halfway across the world regardless of which of the three potential places the fight takes place, so might as well go all the way. But I'd of course prefer not to rely on scalpers due to cost and in case something goes wrong. I live in Europe, and I'm not even sure if Ticketmaster or whatever service they use sells to people outside the country.

I understand that UFC Fight Club (or whatever it is called) members get a few days of head start on buying tickets - but that costs quite a bit of money per year. Is that the most reliable way to get good seats?
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lately the cheap seats go first, then maybe a few first rows of the floor. Depending on how quick you want them, and where they announce this fight you may be able to get pretty decent seats, but don't hesitate too long. 154 didn't sell out and that was in Montreal, with GSP fighting. The draw isn't quite what it used to be....

I would suggest though if you don't get really close to the action to not blow your wad on the next level of seating, as you'll be looking at the monitors a bunch especially for ground action.

I'll be honest, great atmosphere but slightly overrated in person. I've been to enough shows to confidently say that. However, being at a super fight like this one will be sure to have an electric atmosphere, especially with a stacked card.

Fight Club gets first crack at tickets, which I've used to attend a number of sold out shows - made it definitely worthwhile. It used to come with a Q&A for any fight, not sure if they still do that before weigh ins but it's a decent perk with some freebies while you're there. There is also a UFC newsletter presale that happens the next day, but I would think this fight may sell.

I'd check with ticketmaster, as they handle *most* of the UFC ticket sales. Not sure if there's a ticketmaster Europe? They should sell you tickets, especially print at home tickets....
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If you are worried about the cost of the fight club you probably won't be able to afford a floor seat at a superfight like that since they will no doubt be insanely priced.
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Since GSP vs Silva - the fight I've been waiting for years - seems to finally happen, I'm getting pumped up already about being there. I've never been to a UFC event, and getting tickets to hot bouts seems to be a bit of a mess.

I'd like to get good seats; I'll be traveling halfway across the world regardless of which of the three potential places the fight takes place, so might as well go all the way. But I'd of course prefer not to rely on scalpers due to cost and in case something goes wrong. I live in Europe, and I'm not even sure if Ticketmaster or whatever service they use sells to people outside the country.

I understand that UFC Fight Club (or whatever it is called) members get a few days of head start on buying tickets - but that costs quite a bit of money per year. Is that the most reliable way to get good seats?
Yah the UFC members get priority then it goes public on Ticket Masters which means you'll have to compete with thousands of fans, brokerage firms, and scalpers even though the maximum is eight tickets. But there's ways around that. Before you know it tickets will be inflated on Craiglist or E-bay.

btw: I just noticed you're flying all the way out from Europe! True fan!
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you are worried about the cost of the fight club you probably won't be able to afford a floor seat at a superfight like that since they will no doubt be insanely priced.
Not the point. I just don't want to spend money on something which might be waste of money. Based on nastyblow's comment it's not wasted.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Scalpers will be all over a super fight. The pre-sale with the Fight Club is your best bet but if you think a FC memby is expensive I don't think you can afford tickets.

$100 for nosebleeds, $300-500 for first and lower 2nd level, floor seats range from $600-1000. And I suspect the UFC will jack up prices for a super fight.
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