Mayweather-Pacquiao attendees' private planes shut down airport lot
The parking area at McCarran International Airport for private plans was apparently full on Saturday due to the influx of travelers in town for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight.
Not surprisingly, high ticket prices didn't keep people from flying out to Las Vegas for the fight at the MGM Grand. Twitter was flooded with photos of the airport private-plane lot, presumably full of aircraft belonging to people who paid upwards of $1,500 for a ticket.
The MGM Grand's Garden Arena holds 16,800 seats, and even with the hefty price tag, it's expected to be jam-packed for the right, which is scheduled to start around 11:30 p.m. ET. And with viewing options limited—even the illegal ones—to the HBO and Showtime pay-per-view feeds, flying to the game probably holds even more appeal (assuming you have the cash to burn).
- Mike Fiammetta