A statement has been issued by WWE about breaking an incredible record regarding ticket sales for the 2023 Royal Rumble event.
The city of San Antonio, Texas will play host to the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble with the company choosing to go to The Alamodome for the third time. The first time the Rumble was at The Alamodome was in 1997 when Steve Austin won the Rumble match in controversial fashion while homegrown superstar Shawn Michaels regained the WWE Championship from Sycho Sid.
In 2017, WWE was at the Alamodome again as Randy Orton won the Rumble match for the second time in his legendary career.
While most Royal Rumble events have taken place in arenas, WWE has chosen to run stadium shows for the January Premium Live Event in four of the last six years. That included this year’s royal spectacular in St. Louis, which saw Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar win the Women’s and Men’s matches featuring 30 competitors.
WWE issued the following statement today regarding 2023 Royal Rumble ticket sales:
“WWE Royal Rumble 2023 – slated for Saturday, January 28 – has broken the company’s record for the largest gate in the event’s 36-year history.
Over the weekend, Royal Rumble surpassed the $5M mark and previous record holder from 2017 – the last time the event was held at San Antonio’s AlamoDome.
This carries a 2022 trend into 2023 where WWE set gate records for many of its events, including WrestleMania, Extreme Rules and Crown Jewel.”
Earlier this month, WWE C0-CEO Nick Khan spoke about WWE’s impressive ticket sales as they approached the $5 million gate mark.
“Looking ahead to 2023, in January we head to San Antonio for the Royal Rumble. This Royal Rumble ticket sales have already surpassed the ticket sales of our second highest-grossing Royal Rumble of all time, which was this past January’s Rumble in St. Louis. In terms of ticket sales for San Antonio, to date, we have a gross gate revenue exceeding $4.6 million, which puts us on track to make Royal Rumble 2023, our highest-grossing rumble in WWE history.”
Tickets for the 2023 Royal Rumble are still available right now for anybody attending what should be a spectacular event.