Manny Pacquiao’s got the weight of the Philippines on his back, but closer to his person, and more tangibly, he’s got 900 people following him around for the Floyd Mayweather fight. Pacquiao’s been known to carry a substantial entourage—he regularly buys dinner for over a hundred of his people at his favorite Thai restaurant in L.A—but hundreds more have descended upon Las Vegas for Pacman’s greatest challenge.
According to Yahoo! Sports, to accommodate everyone, Pacquiao’s spent over $3 million to ensure that his 900 person squad will have tickets for the fight. Out of MGM Grand Arena’s 16,800 seats, only 500 were made available to the public—the result of months of negotiations between Pacquiao and Mayweather over ticket allocation and hotel rooms. Tickets, which have been priced at over $141,000 on the secondary market, are so scarce that Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum had to pay $10,000 of his own money for a ringside seat.
With the whole 900-person squad rolling so deep to the fight, Pacquiao’s entrance might look like this a Kanye West concert.