Wrestlemania is almost here, and the place to be is the AT&T stadium in Dallas, Texas. According to the reports from the veteran journalist Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it is all set to create a new record in terms of attendance. Using last week’s figures, 84,000 tickets have been accounted for and the event is almost a sell-out.
According to the records, Wrestlemania 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan has the highest attendance with a supposed 93,173 tickets sold, although the actual figure for the 1992 edition is around 78,000. That year, Summerslam holds the all-time record in attendance with 79,127 tickets sold. (sources courtesy SportsKeeda.com)
Meltzer speculates that the number of tickets that will be sold will cross the 84,000 marks and stop there unless they decide to sell standing tickets as well. He also stated that WWE will obviously exaggerate the actual figure by 10000 to 13000. So, they might very well end up telling that the attendance was more than 100,000.
WWE has already announced that Wrestlemania 33 will be hosted by Orlando, Florida’s Citrus Bowl with a press conference this week.
Vince McMahon was asked about the onus of outdoing themselves with each successive WrestleMania and he quoted, ”I can say, unequivocally, that it’s a lot of pressure. Every year you have to outdo yourself. This year was difficult because John Cena was not a part of it. We have to reach way down and try and come up with things you haven’t done before and also hold back surprises that the audience does not know. They expect that from us.”