Millions of people are expected to tune in for Saturday's fight between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and MMA fighter Conor McGregor, but at a cost of $100 or more, the home pay-per-view is going to drive many to seek out sports bars and other places in Tampa Bay showing the broadcast, which begins at 9 p.m.
Here are some of the places where you can watch the "Money Fight" fight in the Tampa Bay area.
Fathom Events is bringing the big fight to the big screen at three Tampa Bay area movie theaters:
Park Place 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park, advance tickets through regmovies.com are $42.80.
Riverview 15, 10550 E. Bay Road, Gibsonton. Reserved seats are $40 at riverview14gdx.com. They will have a $4 beer special, served in the auditorium, during the fight.
Citrus Park 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, advance tickets through regmovies.com are $42.80.
Epic Boxing and Fitness will host a watch party that includes a buffet and beer, wine and soda bar to benefit Frameworks of Tampa Bay. Four tickets with pregame field passes to a Chicago Cubs vs. Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field will be raffled off during the event. Doors open 8 p.m., 1108 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa. Tickets are $50 by calling (813) 549-9456.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will have drink specials, live entertainment and reserved seating to watch the fight on three large projector screens, and 15 TVs total at its Hard Rock Cafe. Advance tickets are $75, price is $95 at the door. Call (813) 627-6649 for tickets or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 p.m., 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa.
Game Time: A reserved seat, full buffet and a $10 game card for the Ybor City arcade bar costs $55 in advance or $65 on fight night. General admission, which comes with a $10 game card, but does not guarantee a seat, is $15 in advance or $20 the night of. Tickets at gametimeplayers.com/mayweather-vs-mcgregor. Doors at 6 p.m., 1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, (813) 241-9675.
Terra Nova Club: The "drug and alcohol free clubhouse" will raffle off a TV, grill and a visa gift card. A $10 "food ticket" is required for entry. Call for details. 7550 40th St N, Pinellas Park, (727) 329-8825.
BARS AND RESTAURANTS
WingHouse has announced that it will show the fight in all of its locations, including 13 in the Tampa Bay area.
Seating will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, with a $20 cover charge. All who pay a cover will receive $5 off their next WingHouse visit. Guests are encouraged to call their local WingHouse for advanced seating information. Find a location at winghouse.com/locations.
Blind Goat: Buy a ticket to watch the fight, get your first drink free. 7 p.m., $10 to $20 at eventbrite.com, 4106 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, (813) 515-7962.
The Drynk: Catch the fight on a 24-foot LED screen. Tickets run $13 to $47 at wanttickets.com/mayweathermcgregortampa. VIP tables available by calling (813) 251-5552. 302 S Howard Ave., Tampa.
Panini's Bar and Grill: Tickets are $15 in advance at eventbrite.com, or $20 at the door. 3973 Van Dyke Road, Lutz. (813) 962-3479
Brass Tap Brandon: It's $25 per bar stool to watch here, or you can reserve a table starting at $100, all through eventbrite.com. 775 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon. (813) 654-4712.
Yard of Ale Soho: Advance tickets are $10 at eventbrite.com. Entry on the night of will be $15. 406 South Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-4433
MacDinton's Soho: Advance tickets are $10 at eventbrite.com. Entry on the night of will be $15. 405 South Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-8999.
Peabody's: Seating is first come, first served. $20 at the door. 15333 Amberly Drive, Tampa. (813) 972-1725.
Ferg's Live: A massive LED wall, two projection screens, 60 TVs and full sound. Contact bosborne@fergslive for info on reserving a table. $20 cover otherwise. 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 443-8403.
The Outpost: Huge projector screen. Advance tickets are $20 to $35 at ticketfly.com. Contact (516) 297-8073 for table reservations. Doors at 8 p.m. 909 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
North 30th Sports Pub & Grille: You can reserve seats in advance for $20 per person by calling (813) 999-8280, or pay $30 at the door for first come, first served. 11402 North 30th Street, Tampa.
Irish 31 (Westchase, Hyde Park and Westshore): Projection screens, TVs and full sound. All seating is first come, first served. Doors at 6 p.m. $20. 10102 Montague St, Tampa, (813) 510-3931; 1611 W Swann Ave., Tampa, (813) 250-0031; 214 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, (813) 207-0308.
Hammered Harry's: First come, first serve seating. No cover. 6807 Adamo Drive, Tampa. (813) 620-3800.
Wood Fired Pizza is hosting a party beginning at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $30. Night of costs $50. 2822 E Bearss Ave Tampa, (813) 341-2900.
Alez Caribbean Restaurant: Watch on the 120-inch projector screen. Fight will be followed by "Zouk Night." No reserved seating. $10. 1428 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa. (813) 971-5902.
Thee Dollhouse: Broadcasting the fight on a 220-inch LED video wall. Reserve VIP tables by calling (813)281-9389. All other seats are first come, first served. $40 (includes free drink), 1010 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813)281-9389.
Scores: Call for cover information, 2310 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, (813)875-7912.
Ducky's: There will be limited standing room and bar seats available for a $20 cover charge at the door. Table reservations include a food and drink voucher and start at $100 by calling (813) 254-6160. 1719 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
Big Easy: There will be limited seating through a wristband pre-sale going on at the bar now. $20, doors at 8 p.m., 1704 E 7th Ave., Tampa, (813) 248-3444. Wings and Buckets: No cover for first come, first served entry. Call for price details on reserving a seat or table. 7507 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, (813) 867-4185
Tampa Gold Club: Reserve VIP seating by calling (813) 622-7899. All other seating is on a first come first serve basis. Call for cover details. 6222 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. (813) 622-7899
The Patio: Call for details. 421 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, (813) 873-7846.
The Avenue, Proper, Park & Rec: These three side-by-side establishments on First Avenue S in St. Petersburg will show the fight. $5 cover. Park & Rec, 100 Fourth St. S, (727) 245-9100; Proper, 344 First Ave. S, (727) 494-0700; The Avenue, 330 First Ave S, (727) 851-9531.
Caddy's On Central: Advance tickets are $10 at eventbrite.com. Entry on the night of will be $15. 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 575-7939.
MacDinton's Downtown: Advance tickets are $10 at eventbrite.com. Entry on the night of will be $15. 242 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg. (727) 201-9783.
The Galley: Reserve a table by calling (727) 575-7071 or pay $10 at the door. Free entry for Yeti members. 27 4th Street N, St. Petersburg.
Thirsty First: Advance tickets are $10 at eventbrite.com. Entry on the night of will be $15. 119 First Avenue N, Saint Pete. (727) 317-3333.
Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill: General admission with first come, first served seating is $20 in advance. VIP package with open bar and food is $100. Tickets at fergssportsbar.com. 1320 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, (727) 822-4562.
CJ's On the Island: Two large projector screens, full sound and dance music between the fights. First come, first served seating. $10, 115 107th Ave., Treasure Island, (727) 360-1760.
Mad Beach Brewing: One 200-inch screen and seven 70-inch screens throughout the brewery. Seating is first come, first served and no cover, unless you book a VIP table package that includes beer for $200 per table by contacting email@example.com. 12945 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach, (727) 362-0008.
Brass Tap Wesley Chapel: Individual bar seats are $25 and a table that seats four costs $100 at eventbrite.com. 2000 Piazza Ave. 110, Wesley Chapel. (813) 991-4343
Irish 31 Wiregrass: LED wall, many TVs and full sound. All seating is first come, first served. Doors at 6 p.m. $20. 28358 Willet Way, Wesley Chapel. (813) 907-2306.
Rebel Dog Brewing Co.: Specials from Gia's Pizzeria during the fight. Call for details. 7200 Ridge Road, Suite 109, Port Richey. (727) 808-3567.
Kickin Wingz: Advance seating is $20 per person. Call for details. Doors at 6:30 p.m. 8702 State Road 52, Hudson, (727) 233-3369.
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