Fan pays $2.6 million for VIP ticket to see Lionel Messi-Christiano Ronaldo match
Yahoo Finance Live anchors discuss a fan paying $2.6 million for a VIP ticket to see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo match.
JARED BLIKRE: All right, and soccer legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to square off in a match this Thursday. And one fan is paying 2.6 million for a VIP ticket to the game, and that's according to ESPN. The ticket, which was auctioned off, also includes a chance to meet the two players. And Brad, you are the mystery buyer?
BRAD SMITH: I am part of a DAO that is buying the ticket, yes. But no. You think about what fans wanted to see over the course of the World Cup, and this was the match-up that everybody, of course, was just waiting for. And off of the fandom of FIFA and now for another big match on the pitch, some lucky buyer who's got that money-- not my DAO-- to put up is essentially just saying, you know what? Yeah, this is-- I just wonder where the seat is at. I don't think I got that detail when I was [INAUDIBLE].
JARED BLIKRE: Well, I always say there's an interesting tie. It kind of reminded me of what Warren Buffett does every year. He auctions off for charity a chance to sit down at lunch with him and shoot stuff, see what's happening.
BRAD SMITH: Has anybody paid this price?
JARED BLIKRE: 2.6? I don't know. It's been in the millions.
BRAD SMITH: Yeah, it has.