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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 12:39 PM
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I went to Affliction. MY tickets were $200 a piece and were roughly were the purple seats were. I was still unimpressed with the live show. I would probably never go to a upscale live MMA event again.

A lower level event is a different story because you get far closer for far cheaper.

I would never pay $300 for tickets to an even where I could barely see the fighters and I was surrounded by a crowd filled with 90% retarded and/or drunk fans.

Those prices are just stupid. You get a far better view from your couch.

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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 01:30 PM
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rofl those seats are such a rip, the EliteXC event I went to.. the purple seats were from $60-$200. lol

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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 03:55 PM
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If I'm paying $1000 for a seat to a UFC event, then it better be right next to Dana and Rogan.

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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 04:26 PM
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Who watches live sports these days anyway?
TV coverage is so good that you'd see more of the action from your lounge chair than from $1000 seats. Plus you get cheaper beer and better food when you want it.
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 04:48 PM
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I see a lot of the same people in here that also like to bitch about fighter salaries. The reality is that DW needs to make money both in PPV sales and gate sales, and if you think the fighters are against it you are nuts. Fighters in the UFC, the big names, are finally starting to see a small piece of the gate sales which is money in their pocket.

I have been to 2 live UFC events and while watching from home has it's benefits so does watching live. The crowd, the people sitting around you, getting to see your favorite fighters in person, it is an overload on the senses. While it is not for everyone it also is an experience that everyone should probably do at least once for a fight you really want to see.

I'll end with this, I don't think DW is really trying to break any gate record. He has no need to, he has an operation that tries to keep the money where it belongs, with the sponsors, the company, and the fighters. Ticket prices are only going up with demand, if he can't sell out a venue in 15 minutes with the current ticket prices then maybe he would lower them, but they are getting snatched up, esp by scalpers and jacked up to even higher prices.
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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 05:11 PM
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While it's a lot cheaper and easier to just watch it on TV- I will always prefer to go to sporting events live. Nothing can replace this excitement of the crowd and watching an event live in the stadium or arena IMO.

Sadly I have not gotten to go to a UFC event the only one I really tried to go to was UFC 69 in Houston because it's only a few hours away but the tickets were already sold out and the ticket agencies were selling them way too expensively.

As much as corporations gobble up ticket- ticket brokers suck worse as they send out multiple buyers to buy tickets for face value online or in ticket lines and then turn around and normally, at least, double the price to buyers. I used to train the president of a Ticket brokerage and some of the tactics he told me about actually pissed me off completely because it totally screws over the average fan.
i agree man

ticket prices look pretty reasonable to me for such a great live event.
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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 06:48 PM
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Dana and Zuffa seems to me like money hungry some bitches. Hell if we can make millions why not billions?
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post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 07:08 PM
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The UFC will charge what the market can bear.

If they are selling out then they don't need to lower prices.

I can appreciate that the tickets are expensive; but the fact is they only need 15,000-20,000 people to be able to afford the tickets.

So long as that is sustainable there is no need to lower prices.
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post #19 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
If I'm paying $1000 for a seat to a UFC event, then it better be right next to Dana and Rogan.
I was thinking that it ought to include some "privte time" with one of the ring girls.

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Question, who here is actually going to go to a live UFC event?

If you're not, then let the people who actually sell out the stadiums bitch.

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