Last Monday, WWE announced WrestleMania 37 tickets would go sale Tues., Mar. 16. This past Monday night during Raw, WWE said that wouldn’t happen. This morning (Mar. 17), they’ve revealed the new date:
WrestleMania is back in business, and tickets to the two-night event will now go on sale this Friday, March 19, starting at 10 a.m. ET.
Fans interested in an exclusive WrestleMania presale starting tomorrow, March 18, at 10 a.m. ET, can register at www.wrestlemania.com/presale.
Ticket prices for WrestleMania range from $35-$2,500 and can be purchased through www.ticketmaster.com.
WrestleMania will take place Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, and stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
There was a bunch of speculation about why the plan changed, but this announcement doesn’t shed any light on that question. We’ve heard reports WWE is shooting for approximately 45,000 fans each night, but the company has never officially made that claim. Neither the original or updated plans for ticket sales makes any mention of how many seats they’re trying or allowing to be filled at Raymond James Stadium.
The Ticketmaster site for WrestleMania 37 does confirm reports about seating pod arrangements:
Important Information Regarding Upcoming WrestleMania Events
These events use seating in pods of 1 to 6 people per pod. Pods must be purchased in their entirety and may not be divided. Tickets in a pod may not be sold or transferred to anyone other than family/trusted acquaintances who have chosen to attend the event together, unless all such tickets (i.e., the full pod) are being sold or transferred to one party. Unless otherwise exempted by law, guests must wear a face covering - local venue rules apply.
This is similar to the approach AEW has used for their events at Jacksonville’s Daily’s Place, and would seem to dispute rumors WWE’s aiming for a packed house in Tampa.
But like so much of this year’s ‘Mania plan, we just don’t know. As is indicated by tickets going on sale less a month before the show and little of the card being in place for a two night event, chaos is the name of the game.
UPDATE: Reports are out about capacity and COVID protocols. Read more about that here.