(Even the cornermen are considering scalping their passes for this one.)
CP 24 is reporting that just over three hour after tickets went on sale Thursday for UFC 129 – Zuffa’s landmark first show in Ontario, fans snapped up each of the 42,000 tickets, prompting the promotion to open up more seats for the Rogers Centre show to ensure that there are tickets available to the plethora of fans waiting for Friday’s UFC newsletter pre-sale and Saturday’s general sale. Although the UFC’s director of Canadian Operations, Tom Wright selling 50,000 seats for the April 30 event, which will feature a pair of championship bouts, may be “pushing it,” judging by the response, the event could very well exceed the WWE’s record attendance mark for the venue of just south of 68,000.
Each of the fans who bought ticket today forked out $90 to join the UFC Fight Club, making them eligible to jump the line to reserve their seats for the show. Tickets for the event ranged from $50 to $800 CDN.
Scalpers wasted no time in advertising their golden tickets. Ads began popping up on StubHub, Craigslist and it’s Canadian equivalent buy and sell website, Kijiji, within an hour of tickets going on sale at 10:00 am today.The highest price advertised for a single ticket was $2500, and they are sure to increase exponentially as the event draws nearer.
We will be hosting a booth at the UFC’s Fan Expo that weekend and have applied for media credentials for this event, but we’ll probably be on the outside looking in come April 30.