Earlier today (Mar. 15), WrestleVotes tweeted that WWE would be moving the on-sale date for WrestleMania 37 tickets, which was originally announced for Tues., Mar. 16.
During tonight’s Raw broadcast, the company confirmed the change. The official statement didn’t offer anything in the way of specifics, however:
“The WrestleMania on sale will be moved as plans for the two-night event are still being finalized. We expect a new on sale date within the next week.”
Over the past week, we’d heard WWE hoped to get attendance of 45,000 for the shows on April 10 - 11, or approximately 75% capacity for Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. Ticketmaster’s event page for WrestleMania confirms seats will be sold in pods, but offers no additional information on when the 1 - 6 person pods will go on sale.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave “sports franchises” permission to pack houses all the way back in October. No one had take him up on the offer, yet, but earlier in the day on Monday, UFC announced plans to run at 100% capacity for their April 24 event at Vystar Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. That indoor venue holds 14 - 15,000 people.
UFC President Dana White has been boasting throughout the pandemic that his mixed martial arts fed would be “the first ones back” with regards to holding events without pandemic restrictions. There’s no sourced reports saying so, but there is a lot of fan speculation Vince McMahon may want to prevent him from being able to make that claim.