MGM MIRAGE TO HOST CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWING
FOR DE LA HOYA VS. MAYWEATHER
HCB Press Release - 2/17/2007
LAS VEGAS – Select MGM MIRAGE properties will host a total of more than 20,000 closed circuit viewing seats in conjunction with the upcoming super fight between the ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya and ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd Mayweather. The championship card scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will be distributed by HBO-Pay-Per-View and the live telecast will begin at 6 p.m. PST.
MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Luxor, Monte Carlo and Circus Circus will televise the most highly-anticipated boxing event in history and will open their doors for guests at 5 p.m. Tickets for the closed circuit viewing telecast are priced at $50, not including handling fees, and go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased at each individual property’s box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. Tickets also will be available by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-474-4000 (for only MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay venues). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person and all seats are general admission.
The fight features two former United States Olympians with a combined 14 world championship belts, unquestioned talent and charisma not seen since the days of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. This will be more than a fight; this will be a spectacle that transcends a mere boxing event. Tickets for the fight sold out in three hours establishing a live gate record of $19 million. This broke the previous record of $16,860,300 for the November 13, 1999 Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield II championship event at the Thomas and Mack Center.
De La Hoya vs. Mayweather is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and supported by presenting sponsor Tequila Cazadores and secondary sponsors Tecate Beer, Rockstar Energy Drink and Southwest Airlines.