It’s WrestleMania season and the 39th annual edition of the Showcase of the Immortals is already shaping up to be a huge success financially for the WWE. WrestleMania 39 will be a two-night event and will take place on April 1st and 2nd, 2023. The SoFi stadium in Inglewood, California will be hosting the event this time around.
The expectations are sky high for the event as WrestleMania 39 will mark the first WrestleMania without Vince McMahon in charge. Triple H who is a fan-favorite booker will be the one taking the big decisions. WWE’s current hot streak is also a major advantage for the promotion. Triple H was able to emphasize the storyline aspect instead of randomly booking big-name stars in pointless feuds.
The match card for the event is also stacked this year. Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship will be main eventing the show this year. Other big stars like John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch, Edge, etc. will also be in action at the event.
Will WrestleMania 39 break WWE’s attendance records?
WrestleMania 38 currently holds the record for being the most attended WrestleMania event. “156,352 fans from all 50 states and 53 countries converge on AT&T Stadium in Dallas over the course of two exciting nights, surpassing the previous gate and attendance records set by WrestleMania 32 in 2016,” WWE announced in a press release.
It looks like the 2023 edition of the event is on course to break the previously set attendance records. Even before the match cards were made official, the show broke its ticket sale records. In August 2022, the company announced that over 90,000 tickets were sold within 24 hours. This is more than any event in WWE history. There was also a 42% increase over the first-day sales for WrestleMania 38 which happened at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
The SoFi Stadium has a capacity of 100,240 for major events. If the WWE can sell the maximum number of tickets then WrestleMania 39 will go down as the highest-attended WWE show in history.