Yes, we already shared this item about WrestleMania 40 breaking WWE’s all-time gate record on the first day tickets were on sale to the general public. We did that when Darren Rovell reported it Friday afternoon (Aug. 18).
But this press release from WWE has a different figure attached to the WrestleMania 39 gate, which would also nudge the not-yet-revealed number for next year’s show in Philadelphia higher. And, if we’re being completely honest, we’re always looking for an excuse to use “WWE touts” in a headline so we can remind you of this, and of course the way Daniel Bryan Danielson constantly ribbed them about it like this.
WRESTLEMANIA 40 BREAKS WWE® ALL-TIME GATE RECORD IN ONE DAY
WrestleMania 40 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Sells More than 90,000 Tickets and
Surpasses the WrestleMania 39 Total Gross of $21.6 Million
STAMFORD, Conn., August 21, 2023 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 40 broke the company’s all-time gate record in one day. The previous total gross record – $21.6 million – was set earlier this year at WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
WrestleMania 40, which takes place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, sold more than 90,000 tickets when it went on sale last Friday.
The record gate comes on the heels of unprecedented ticket sales demand for WWE in 2023, which to date has produced the highest-grossing gates of all-time for premium live events such as SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and Money In The Bank. SummerSlam, which emanated from Ford Field in Detroit earlier this month, generated a record gate of $8.5 million, the largest gate for any non-WrestleMania event ever.
Additionally, On Location has sold more fan experience packages for WrestleMania 40 than all of WrestleMania 39 and broke the all-time revenue record for a single WWE event in this area.
Limited tickets for WrestleMania 40 are still available via https://www.ticketmaster.com/. In addition, limited exclusive ticket packages are available for WrestleMania 40 via On Location. WrestleMania 40 Priority Passes offer the WWE Universe the chance to be ringside for every exhilarating moment, including premium seating, pre-show hospitality with WWE Superstar appearances, ringside photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise and more.
... seems like a good time to be promoting pro wrestling stadium shows, huh?