Just last week, WWE confirmed tickets for WrestleMania 37 would go on-sale on March 16th. However, Ticketmaster pulled the tickets on Monday. WWE has since confirmed tickets will not be going on sale at 10 am ET today as they are working on a new date.
Ticketmaster confirmed WWE will use socially-distanced pod seating at Raymond James Stadium. WWE had previously hoped to have 45,000 fans in attendance for each night of the event on April 10th and April 11th. The combo and single tickets will range from $35 – $2,500.
On Monday evening, UFC President Dana White confirmed the UFC 261 pay-per-view event on April 24th, which will feature three incredible title fights, will be held in Jacksonville, Florida with 15,000 fans in attendance.
The change made by WWE was talked about during today’s Wrestling Observer Radio. Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer discussed the speculation on why WWE decided to delay the on-sale date and whether a change will be made to how many fans will be in attendance.
“We’ll have to see if Vince is gonna go for the full stadium. The plan was 45,000 seats, but that changed obviously because they didn’t put tickets on sale.”
It was brought up as to why WWE announced Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE Title at WrestleMania 37 even though McIntyre was facing Sheamus at Fastlane and how this announcement made the singles match at Sunday’s pay-per-view event irrelevant.
“It’s WrestleMania, they’re going to put tickets on sale probably in a week or two. Whatever it was, they pulled the stuff earlier today, so it’s not like it was something that was decided even like Sunday. It was decided today, maybe Sunday, but they pulled the tickets today. Whatever it was. I’ll put it this way, it wasn’t decided Saturday. Whatever it was, it was something that just happened.”
Alvarez speculated since there is going to be two nights of Mania, perhaps WWE will start announcing which matches will take place on each night of Mania after Fastlane then they’ll put the tickets on-sale so fans wanting to see certain matches and can only afford to attend one night can make a decision.