“UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields” set records in North American for ticket sales for a mixed martial arts event. Coinciding with the mega pay-per-view production is a UFC Fan Expo.
Tickets are still available, including VIP packages.
A two-day pass to the expo, taking place on April 29-30 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, is $60 Canadian, or $61.62 U.S. dollars. To attend on Friday only, the cost is $35 Canadian, or $35.94 in U.S. dollars. To attend only Saturday, the ticket price is $40 Canadian and $41.08 in U.S. currency.
VIP packages are limited in number. Only 500 VIP tickets were available and the number is dwindling. The VIP package includes: two-day admission to UFC Fan Expo Toronto 2011, a collectible VIP badge, a limited edition UFC Fan Expo VIP T-shirt, an Ultimate Fighter Octagon necklace and a UFC Fan Expo duffel bag.
VIP package purchasers will enjoy an hour early-entry in the expo both days. They will be provided with a special VIP entrance, a VIP ticket counter, a VIP concierge, access to the VIP lounge, early entry into the UFC 129 weigh-ins prior to the public and photo ops in the famed Octagon with a UFC title belt.
There is also an “Ultimate VIP Package” that is only available to the first 35 buyers. The cost is $1,725 Canadian, which translates over to $1,771.41 In U.S. dollars.
The Ultimate VIP Package includes: The two-day admission to get in the UFC Fan Expo Toronto 2011, a collectible VIP badge, a limited edition UFC Fan Expo VIP t-shirt pre-signed by UFC president Dana White, a Fan Expo duffel bag filled with exhibitor exclusives, UFC trading cards, and an Ultimate Fighter Octagon necklace,.
The Ultimate VIP will also be provided with a special Ultimate VIP entrance, an Ultimate VIP ticket counter, a VIP concierge, get to enter the expo both days an hour before the public, access to the UFC Executive Greenroom, reserved seating at the main stage at the expo, and photo opts with a UFC title belt,
Ultimate VIPs will also have a line pass to all UFC hosted autograph sessions, spend a meet and greet with Dana White, and gain VIP access to the official UFC 129 per-fight party,
Also included in the Ultimate VIP Package is a backstage tour of the Rogers Centre with access to the Octagon on Saturday morning, transportation to and from the Rogers Centre, access to all training and development sessions as well as a VIP line and early entry to the UFC 129 weigh-ins before the general public.
UFC 129 takes place on April 30 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and is headlined by the welterweight title bout between champion Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields. Also featured on the card, featherweight champion Jose Aldo attempts to defend his title against Mark Hominick, and UFC Fall of Famer Randy Couture takes on former champion Lyoto Machida in a light heavyweight fight.