Which Is Costliest Sporting Event Ticket Ever Sold?

Watching sports in the comfort of your home on a big screen can be a lot of fun. However, there is no real alternative to the experience of watching sporting events live in a stadium. To be able to see your favorite sporting personalities live and interact with like-minded fans is something that can never be achieved in a home environment.

It explains why tickets to sporting events can be quite expensive. When tickets are in short supply, it is possible that someone who already has a ticket might try to sell it for a profit via an auction. VIP tickets and sponsorship tickets are also sold exclusively for a high price. To get an idea, here is a look at some of the costliest tickets ever sold in the history of sports.

2016 MLB World Series: Chicago Cubs Vs Cleveland Indians

The most expensive sporting event ticket of all time was for the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, played in the 2016 MLB World Series. Reports suggest that the most expensive ticket for Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians in the 2016 MLB World Series was sold for a staggering $1.17 million. However, the official rate started at just $2,200.

Super Bowl XLVII: San Francisco 49ers Vs. Baltimore Ravens

This was a delightful event for Ravens fans, as their team defeated the 49ers by 34-29. The lowest priced ticket to this game was priced at $2,000. The VIP ticket was priced for a hundred grand. However, the highest price paid for a ticket to this game was $420,000.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao (2015)

This was one of the greatest professional boxing matches of all time. It was between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. At that time, Floyd Mayweather was an undefeated five-division world champion, whereas Manny was an eight-division world champion. With huge demand for seats, the ticket prices continued to increase. Starting from $1,500, the ticket prices rose up to $180,000. The match lasted for 12 rounds, with Mayweather winning in the end.

Super Bowl LVI: Los Angeles Rams Vs. Cincinnati Bengals

February 2022 was the time when restrictions around Covid-19 were being relaxed. So, fans naturally poured in large numbers to watch the game between Los Angeles Rams Vs. Cincinnati Bengals at Super Bowl LVI. The Rams emerged victorious, defeating the Bengals by 23-20. Costliest ticket to the game was sold at $100,000.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor (2017)

This professional boxing game was termed as the biggest fight in the history of combat sports. On one side was Floyd Mayweather Jr., an undefeated eleven-time five-division boxing world champion. The challenger was Conor McGregor, a two-division mixed martial arts (MMA) world champion as well as UFC Lightweight Champion of that time. Floyd Mayweather Jr. emerged victorious via a technical knockout (TKO) in Round 10. Tickets to the match were sold in the range of $500 to $98,000.

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