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UFC targeting 20th anniversary show at MSG, NY
So those planned matches - Jones vs. Silva one of them? :p
Other sites are saying that the Ufc has booked a date in Nov, (in anticipation of MMA legalization)
If the first fight was Nov 12, we are looking at Nov 9 or Nov 16..
Obviously being the first card in NY the prices are going to be well out of the range of the casual fan, likely topping the Ufc 100 and Ufc 148 price ranges ($125- $1200)
Ufc 100 had a gate of $5.13 mil for 10,871 ($471 avg ticket price)
Ufc 129 had a gate of $12.075 for 55,724 ($216 avg ticket price)
Ufc 148 had a gate of $6.90 mil for 13,606 ($507 avg ticket price)
The capacity at MSG is listed as 20,789 for boxing...Ufc would be similar unless the screens and rigging take up more sections,
If we are thinking a GSP vs Silva or a Jones vs Silva, (either would get 55,000 in Toronto or close to that in Dallas) the price avg in New York would probably be north of $600 (Ufc 148 the most recent comparison, add a room in New York and wow!!
Jones would have to be in the main event. Jones vs. Silva in MSG would be the biggest fight of all time and that'd sell out the Garden for sure. They could even throw another title on the line since it'd have to be at 205.
Not to mention New York just opened up the Barclays Center and they have Yankees Stadium they could do for an out-door show in the summer. Tons of arenas in New York they can use but I don't think it'll happen in 2013.
The lack of NY regulation is the epitome of American government inefficiency. An epic fight at MSG needs to happen, but now the UFC needs to focus on a superfight at Cowboys Stadium. They need to load the card top to bottom and have Anderson fight Bones in the main event. They'll oversell the stadium, with 100k+ fans and Jerry and Dana will be able to throw around the ridiculous gate number for years to come.
it doesn't matter, gangsters from the culinary union and co will keep it out until some of them drop dead.
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