With WWE getting closer to WrestleMania 37, plans for not only the card, but how the company will handle having fans attending their shows for the first time in a year have started to be revealed.
WrestleMania 37 tickets will go on sale this coming Tuesday. WrestleVotes noted this past January that the company expected to have 25,000 fans in attendance each night, which would give them 50,000 total. It was later bumped up to 30,000 fans each night, and now another increase has been decided on.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the company is looking to have 45,000 fans at the show each night. There was a meeting held with representatives from local hotels this past week with the new goal being set.
At this meeting, the hotel reps were told that WWE is pushing to run the show at 75% capacity on both nights of WrestleMania. The capacity with the stage would have been 60,000. Thus, that’s where the 45,000 figure comes from.
It should be noted that WWE always exaggerates the announced attendance number for WrestleMania events so don’t be surprised if they announce much bigger numbers only to reveal the actual attendance months later when they issue the quarterly earnings. However, it’s also possible WWE doesn’t exaggerate the number as high because of the COVID-19 pandemic and how that would look.
WWE will hold WrestleMania 37 on April 10th and 11th at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The card was recently finalized, which you can see here.