SummerSlam Ticket Sales Set New Record For WWE
Ticket sales for WWE SummerSlam in Detroit are moving very fast and reportedly set an impressive record for the company as well.
This year’s SummerSlam event will take place on Saturday, August 5th at Ford Field in Detroit, which is the home of the NFL’s Lions.
It will be the third straight year when WWE will run a stadium for SummerSlam after the 2021 edition of the show was in Las Vegas and the 2022 event was in Nashville. The days of WWE running SummerSlam in an arena appear to be over since the tickets for this year’s event have moved so well.
In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter (available via subscription), Dave Meltzer wrote that over 36,000 tickets have been sold already with WWE claiming it was the largest first-day sale in company history. However, Meltzer noted that “they were at around 30,000 after the second day of the pre-sale but the terminology is to announce the number as a first-day at the end of Friday.”
The impressive feat that WWE accomplished with SummerSlam ticket sales is that the amount of tickets sold is the largest for a non-WrestleMania event in the US. However, two international shows did beat that as Meltzer noted in the Observer:
“While they still mentioned a first-day non-Mania record and an all-time SummerSlam record, it was confirmed to us that it’s actually the third biggest first day of ticket sales for a non-WrestleMania PPV event in company history. That’s still a tremendous accomplishment and is the largest for a non-WrestleMania show ever in the United States.”
“The largest first-day ticket sale for any non-WrestleMania event in WWE history was the 1992 SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium. That show was announced as completely sold out after the first day tickets were put on sale, although we later heard that first day was in excess of 55,000. Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales did a similar number of more than 32,000, but WWE did confirm to us that it was also slightly ahead of SummerSlam at the same first day of public on-sale. We were told that the 32,000 was ahead of projections and the goal would be to beat the Rumble number.”
There are still plenty of tickets available for SummerSlam, which has no matches announced as of yet. Check out WWE.com for more information on how to attend.