WWE is always looking to change things for the overall improvement of the product and also introduce new things. The company had been struggling to sell tickets for quite a few of its shows. Now the real number of tickets sold for WrestleMania 38 has been revealed.
As previously reported, WWE had a long way to go before selling out WrestleMania 38. For many fans, it truly was a two-night extravaganza that they won’t forget anytime soon.
According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WrestleMania 38 Night one had 65,719 tickets distributed and night two had 65,653 but they were inflated names. In actuality, the real number of tickets sold is likely to be between 57,000 and 60,000 each night.
WWE announced the expected inflated numbers, not that the real number wasn’t impressive. They ended up opening up for 66,859 and they were going to fill that as much as they could, although there were scattered singles. Night one had 65,719 tickets distributed and night two had 65,653. Of those, 5,500 minimum were comps and there was going to be at an event like this, more late comps. Plus for both shows, they had to move fans who had tickets down to fill with 1,100 plus unsold expensive seats.
The paid attendance will eventually come out and would likely be between 57,000 and 60,000 each night. So the exaggeration was standard, as when they were in Santa Clara and announced 76,976, the paid was actually just below 60,000 according to WWE’s eventual KPI listings. The last time at AT&T Stadium, WWE announced 101,763, but the actual turnstile count of those who went in the stadium (both paid and free tickets) was 80,709. WrestleMania generally gives away about 7,000 tickets although that figure varies a little by the year. And the turnstile count doesn’t include people who buy tickets and end up not going, so actual tickets distributed will be a higher figure than the number of actual customers in the building by a little.
WrestleMania 38 was a success for many as it featured many memorable moments and solid matches that certainly entertained fans.
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