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Old 11-30-2009, 07:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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UFC is better on tv than in the arena. I couldn't see anything on the ground and spent most of my time watching the big screens.
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I went to ufc 105 in manchester and paid $160au. These were middle of the road seats which i would recommend

there were only 2 categories that were cheaper and MEN also holds 20,000
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UFC is better on tv than in the arena. I couldn't see anything on the ground and spent most of my time watching the big screens.
That isnt unique to UFC, it's the same with any live event. The idea is to be part of the event and create the atmosphere which isnt possible while sitting on the sofa.

When at a baseball game can to see a pitch break? When at a football game can you see a lineman hold? Cameras are closer and there are many of them at sporting events so that we can enjoy an incredible view, we arent part of the event though.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I went to my first event at UFC 101 and it was awesome. We got our tickets during the pre-sale using the UFC Fight Club membership which I recommend if you are dead set on getting tickets. I think we paid $250 for the tickets but they were club box seats which included food and drink for the whole night. I wouldn'd do it any other way if I had another chance.

The energy at the event was awesome and while it did take some time getting used to not having any commentary I found myself watching the fights live for the standup and via the big screen for the grappling.

As stated earlier if you get the opportunity I would suggest going to watch the weigh-ins as that was col experience in and of itself. I also went to the Q&A with Dana White using the fight club membership which was also really cool.

In summary, if you can afford the extra money, do everything to go to the event, you won't be disappointed!
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:35 PM   #25 (permalink)
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That isnt unique to UFC, it's the same with any live event. The idea is to be part of the event and create the atmosphere which isnt possible while sitting on the sofa.

When at a baseball game can to see a pitch break? When at a football game can you see a lineman hold? Cameras are closer and there are many of them at sporting events so that we can enjoy an incredible view, we arent part of the event though.
It's unique. Ive been to all kinds of sporting events, boxing, football, soccer, basketball, ranging from good seats to bad seats. I can still watch the action without needing to watch a big screen.
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:50 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Went to UFC 83 in Montreal, what an event...

In our coordinated efforts to buy tickets on the members upfront sales day our group ened up with 12 tickets in two blocks of 6, all excellent seats. We sold 6 tix on Ebay for a very healthy profit which paid for the tix we used plus all our hotel food and gas.

It was a great weekend in Montreal thanks to some guy from BC!
Nice!

I plan on going to the upcoming Montreal event and was just wondering what the cost of your tickets were and how far away you were from the octagon. I looked at the layout for the MGM grand and 300 dollar tickets seem to get you close enough to the action, in the lower bowl. Would this be correct for Montreal as well?
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:32 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm just asking this question because i live in australia and ufc 110 is coming to sydney in 2010...i have been a UFC fan since about UFC 25 and nothing but a tidal wave with a hurricane, or ludicrous ticket prices, will keep me away.

i tried to research prices but i couldnt find anything definitive - are tickets diff prices for every event?

anyway my two main questions are -

how much are tickets, or could you link me to a page?

and more importantly, how important is where you sit? If you sit way at the back do you just end up watching the big screen? how close do you have to be to get a decent view of the actual fight? and how much are the tickets for both situations?

obviously the answers wont be fully quantitative, but any sort of estimates or roundabout answers would be great. I'll be bringing my girl and probably driving for a day or two to get there, so any/all information would be very much appreciated.

thanks in advance guys.
Had a couple of fellows from our gym who went to UFC 100 in Vegas. A good tip is to sign up on the UFC mailer and get their exclusive presales before it goes out to the public. I'm on their weekly newsletter.
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i paid $170/each for tickets to ufc 107. can't wait to go. my seats are 20 rows back in the lowest tier of the stands (right behind the floor level seats) so i hope they are good. seems like 107 tickets are much cheaper since it's in memphis. i'm really hating that i don't get to see rashad/rampage, though.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:28 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I was at UFC 70 & 75. Had a really bad seat at 75 (upper tier) and it really wasn't worth paying for. Was too far back and spent the whole time watching the big screens.

UFC 70 on the other hand, I was just behind the VIP section and it was amazing. Was directly in line with Cro Cop when he got KO'd by Gonzaga.

It's expensive but if you want the best experience anything from £100 onwards is the way to go. It's not worth paying anything less especially if it's your first live event as you'll just come away dissapointed that you couldn't see all the action properly.
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Nice!

I plan on going to the upcoming Montreal event and was just wondering what the cost of your tickets were and how far away you were from the octagon. I looked at the layout for the MGM grand and 300 dollar tickets seem to get you close enough to the action, in the lower bowl. Would this be correct for Montreal as well?
I think that's about right, 300-450 each, we had rails so were in the stands about 4 rows back. wanted floors but they wouldnt go in large blocks like our 6 which kinda sucked. montreal is a great city so a UFC event is gravy on an always classic weekend of fun and foolishness. make you you sign up to the UFC newsletter so you can buy your tix before they go public, members get an upfront release date.
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