Bellator 192 tickets not selling well

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by chrisdiaz, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. chrisdiaz Green Belt

    chrisdiaz
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    I just got an email offering floor seats for a little over 80 bucks a pop at the FORUM. Im pretty sure Tito vs Sonnen sold better, I was there. I tihnk people over-estimate how big a draw Rory is and no one knows Lima. Pretty sad for bellator but they may have just talked me into going.
     
    #1
    Chivas GDL and Egnuldt like this.
  2. ithinktheymad Black Belt

    ithinktheymad
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    6,673
    Likes Received:
    3,905
    Location:
    Socal
    Definitely going now.
     
    #2
    FRANKIE 保憲 and Strychnine like this.
  3. AGEZ909 Brown Belt

    AGEZ909
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    3,756
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    Bellator hardly ever sells out arena shows. They have made improvements, but have a long way to go. 5-10k seat arenas is where Bellator is right now



    That said, ufc had trouble selling arenas out this year as well. I’ve read that out of all the events ufc had in 2017, they only sold out 13.

    Bad year for mma or over pricing? A bit of both I’m asumming.
     
    #3
    Chivas GDL and Brodels like this.
  4. chrisdiaz Green Belt

    chrisdiaz
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    When bellator was here last year with tito vs sonnen (and others) the crowd was pretty packed and they managed to fill the upper bowl of the forum. Doesnt look like there getting close to that this time. I think Titos name still draws some casuals and it was there first big fight in LA in a while.
     
    #4
  5. AGEZ909 Brown Belt

    AGEZ909
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    3,756
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    Yeah I was there for the Chael Tito fight. They did fill up around 80% of the Arena. A lot are comps though. I think the gate for that show was around 500k. Not bad for Bellator.

    I’d love to see the gate for this event.
     
    #5
    chrisdiaz likes this.
  6. chrisdiaz Green Belt

    chrisdiaz
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Same, I was pleasantly surprised. Forum was a nice venue for mma too, the upper seats have a nice slant so your not that far away. Its too hard NOT to watch ufc 220 though and go to this live...
     
    #6
    AGEZ909 likes this.
  7. CC27 Gold Belt

    CC27
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    18,014
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Location:
    NJ
    Dont get why they didnt take this card to Canada, betting Rory in Canada would have sold better than going to Cali.

    Guessing they give enough tickets away to fill it up decently but the gate probably wont be very big.
     
    #7
    BjPenn2017, Mga223 and europe1 like this.
  8. CC27 Gold Belt

    CC27
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    18,014
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Location:
    NJ
    With UFC its def overpricing. Also going to Vegas too much, Vegas really is only for the big fights, COnor and shit. Taking Max/Edgar to Vegas is dumb, that wont sell tickets.

    Now if they went to Hawaii or NY/NJ with that fight they probably sell out Barclays and get a 2.5 mill gate easy.

    Really can only overprice tickets for Conor big Vegas fights and the big NY PPV, thats it. Should be scaling back the prices for these others shows.
     
    #8
    AGEZ909 likes this.
  9. tithas Brown Belt

    tithas
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    2,554
    Likes Received:
    2,133
    The site I use is giving away 300...........
     
    #9
  10. CC27 Gold Belt

    CC27
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    18,014
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Location:
    NJ
    I'd jump on cheap tickets for this event in a heartbeat if it was near me.
     
    #10
  11. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Meathead Jock
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    14,948
    Likes Received:
    10,389
    At 80 dollar floor seats i'd hope you are going assuming it is close by.
     
    #11
  12. Brodels Brown Belt

    Brodels
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,688
    Likes Received:
    1,858
     
    #12
  13. Kinger85 Gold Belt

    Kinger85
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2001
    Messages:
    17,735
    Likes Received:
    2,977
    Location:
    S'toon, Sask
    If I was within 200 miles of that card, I'd be going.
     
    #13
  14. VIP1349 Silver Belt

    VIP1349
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    12,607
    Likes Received:
    2,548
    Bellator had such a shit year for 2017 they have no momentum right now. Now their biggest show since Tito vs Chael is going head to head with the greatest Heavyweight title fight in years.

    Bellator spent a lot of time branching out to other countries with shit time delay cards. The Heavyweight grand prix should get some interest back. Right now they are coming off a down year so it doesn't surprise me that ticket sales are bad.
     
    #14
  15. chrisdiaz Green Belt

    chrisdiaz
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Care to share???
     
    #15
  16. kimocomplex Black Belt

    kimocomplex
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    6,777
    Likes Received:
    2,499
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    I went to Bellator Overeem vs Werdum in the tournament

    over priced and all the people there had comped tickets just handing them out to buddies
    front rows were pretty empty so we just walked down there and nobody told us anything

    got a pic with Miesha and wished her luck against Marloes (when she became champ)
     
    #16
  17. AGEZ909 Brown Belt

    AGEZ909
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    3,756
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    You mean strikeforce?
     
    #17
    julmma likes this.
  18. msm1981 Orange Belt

    msm1981
    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    318
    I know the only ones getting sell outs at this point
    is the smaller promotions such as Invicta & LFA
    since they go to smaller venues that seat less people
    and the event ticketing is typically handled through
    third party or in house sales not named ticketmaster.
     
    #18
  19. chrisdiaz Green Belt

    chrisdiaz
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Dont tease us man, hit me with a message if needed. I would love to go for free and would buy all kinds of bellator shit with the savings.
     
    #19
  20. chrisdiaz Green Belt

    chrisdiaz
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Debating on going to that LFA fight tomorrow too...I dont know if I can justify spending 90 for 2 tickets when I could go to bellator tho...
     
    #20
    AGEZ909 likes this.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"