Mayweather vs. McGregor: How to watch in Eugene
EUGENE, Ore. - The time has come for one of the most controversial boxing matches in recent memory, and sports fans throughout the nation are scrambling to find a way to watch.
The fight begins at 9 p.m. eastern, 6 p.m. pacific, and after months of anticipation, Floyd Mayweather will take on Conor McGregor in the ring.
Mayweather holds a 49-0 record, and is the undisputed greatest boxer in the world. McGregor is the reigning UFC lightweight champion, and has never boxed professionally.
If you're looking for a comfortable viewing experience, and are willing to bust open your wallet, the MMA-meets-Boxing match is available on Pay-Per-View for $100.
However, if you are not willing to fork over a crisp Benjamin for what could possibly be a 12-round snooze-fest, here is a list of places around Eugene that will be showing the fight.
ELK HORN BREWERY - Cover Charge: FREE
The Elk Horn Brewery will be holding a memorial benefit for their late friend Buddy Sawyer. Live music will be playing, and a Cajun crawfish dish will be available, with a portion of the proceeds going to local arts programs around Eugene.
The Brewery will be broadcasting the fight on their big-screen TV, and will not be charging a cover.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS - Cover Charge: $30/person
One of Eugene's meccas for viewing sporting events will be showing the fight on more than 50 TV's, but for a hefty price.
The restaurant and bar is offering reserved seating only, and the inside area is already sold out. To reserve a seat for the patio area, call Buffalo Wild Wings now.
WETLANDS BREW PUB & SPORTS BAR - Cover Charge: $15/person
The Wetlands Sports bar will be showing the fight on 24 different TV's throughout the bar, as well as on a projector in their VIP Room.
The VIP Room is already sold out, but if not all viewers show up, they will be selling more tickets for $30/person. The ticket to the VIP Room includes an all-you-can-eat buffet.
In the bar, Wetlands will continue to serve their weekly Prime Rib Special.
Many expect the fight to break all of the revenue records set by the 2015 megafight between Mayweather and Manyy Pacquiao, including total revenue (about $600 million), pay-per-view sales (4.6 million), and all-time gate ($72.2 million).
Mayweather is expected to haul in more than $250 million in total earnings from the fight, and McGregor is expected to purse over $100 million.