We’d heard reports that WWE was approaching sellouts for both nights of WrestleMania 39, with WrestleTix’s tracking indicating almost 100,000 tickets sold for the April 2-3 event in Southern California’s SoFi Stadium.
Today (Jan. 9), the company issued a press release to celebrate the 2023 edition setting a new ‘Mania gate record:
WWE Breaks All-Time WrestleMania Gate Record
WrestleMania Goes Hollywood at SoFi Stadium Surpasses WrestleMania 32 as Best-Seller in Company History, Nearly Three Months Prior to Event
STAMFORD, Conn., January 9, 2023 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WrestleMania Goes Hollywood (WrestleMania 39), which will originate from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles across two nights, broke the company’s all-time gate record for any WrestleMania, despite having yet to announce a single match. The previous record announced was $17.3 million in 2016 at WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The record gate comes on the heels of unprecedented ticket sales demand for WWE in 2022, in which it produced the highest-grossing gates of all-time for Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and Extreme Rules. Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, which marked WWE’s first major stadium show in the U.K. in 30 years, was the highest-grossing U.K. event in company history.
Additionally, WWE set in-market gate records for SmackDown and Raw events in more than 20 markets for the year, including the December 30 SmackDown, which took place in Tampa, Fla. and heralded the return of WWE Superstar John Cena.
Limited single and two-day combo tickets for WrestleMania Goes Hollywood can still be purchased through Ticketmaster.com. The event streams live on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.
Ariel Helwani’s sources tell him this year’s ‘Mania has done a gate of over $18 million — even though the show is three months away, and the card currently only rumored.
SoFi holds approximately 100,000 people when configured for football. WWE’s current WrestleMania 39 set-up is said to allow 51,146 fans.