WWE is holding WrestleMania 37 in Raymond James Stadium, home of this year’s Super Bowl. The company hasn’t announced any details about tickets yet, but it might depend on how the NFL game does.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE is looking to bring more fans into WrestleMania than the Super Bowl will have on February 7th. It was noted that the current thinking is that WWE will monitor the Super Bowl’s attendance and “do something similar or slightly higher.”
Inside WWE, the plan looks to be to put 30,000 people in the building both nights. If the Super Bowl puts in more, they’ll likely put in more.
It was also reported that due to the size of the WrestleMania stage and all of the other areas that can’t be sold, WWE can “legitimately put in about 5,000 less people than a Super Bowl.” They will also likely inflate that number as they do every year.
The company will often exaggeration attendance numbers from 7,000 to 20,000. That strategy might be used this year, but they also need to be careful as to not announce a number that would be too large for the current circumstances.
WWE often likes to run right after the Super Bowl so that when they announce their inflated attendance number, it will be higher than the Super Bowl.
WWE caused a lot of excitement when they announced that live fans are returning. The big question is how many fans they will bring back. That information is coming, but they might wait a bit longer to see what the NFL is doing with their biggest game of the year first.