Tickets for the April 24 UFC 261 card at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida sold out in minutes, UFC President Dana White said on Twitter. Fans hoping to see Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal’s welterweight title rematch and flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko’s attempt to defend her belt against Jessica Andrade should now head to the secondary market.
It won’t be easy to get into the first fight in the US to let in fans for over a year. According to Yahoo Sports, ticket sales of 15,000 set a record for the largest gross motor and are being resold at 20 times face value.
Money may not be the only price to pay to enter. Small print on the tickets warns of possible exposure and contraction of COVID-19, which « can lead to serious and permanent damage to the health of the holder and / or other persons, including but not limited to death, fever, weight loss, irreversible damage to the lungs – , Respiratory and / or neurological system, loss of taste or smell, psychological or emotional distress, temporary or permanent disability, loss of income, loss of employment, loss of financial or other opportunities, medical expenses « , according to the case law.
Duval The county where Jacksonville is located is listed at a « significant » level of community coverage as of Friday.
UFC returns to Jacksonville, the site of the first live sporting event promoted during the coronavirus pandemic in the last year – without an audience. Things have certainly changed since then.
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