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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Updated: February 26, 4:55 PM ET
Arum: Seating capacity could expand

By Calvin Watkins

Boxing promoter Bob Arum said Thursday the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey WBO welterweight title fight scheduled for March 13 at Cowboys Stadium is nearly a sellout.

Arum said the seating capacity for the first boxing match at the new $1.2 billion facility will be 45,000. However, it could expand if the demand for tickets increases.

"Right now we're on target to sell the 45,000 seats and we'll be happy when we do that," Arum said on a conference call with reporters. "We sold 350 tickets [Wednesday] and are on target of doing that [again] today."

Cowboys officials said over 30,000 seats have been purchased.

Arum said if 3,000 to 4,000 tickets are unsold leading into the final week before the fight, promoters would have no problem selling those.