AEW Revolution is going down on March 6th and fans can’t wait for the loaded card. Scalpers might have made more money from event ticket sales to fans than AEW itself.
According to the Wrestling Observer newsletter, as of February 20, secondary market buyers purchased about 3,800 tickets for Revolution. Out of these, about 500 tickets are still unsold on the market.
From the tickets sold, 1,635 tickets in the upper level were sold at an average of $84.50 per seat, and $1,352 in the lower level went for an average of $385 a ticket. And the ones on the floor averaged $601 per ticket.
From the report’s calculations, $304,000 worth of tickets have been sold on the secondary market for $840,333, which is $536,333 in total net profit. As mentioned earlier, 500 tickets are still unsold.
Presently, AEW is planning for a capacity of 8,200 in the Addition Financial Arena. This means they’d end up with a $650,000 house. As we know, 3,800 of these seats were sold to secondary market buyers, meaning AEW only sold 4,400 tickets directly to the actual fans. So that’s $400,000 of income for AEW from actual fans.
With the unsold tickets that are 500, the secondary market will make over $900,000.
According to the report, only three non-WWE shows have grossed $900,000 in the entire history of pro wrestling. Those are; January 4, 1999 WCW Nitro event, a ROH/NJPW Madison Square Garden sellout ($1.1 million) and 2021 AEW Grand Slam event ($960,000).
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