Which generates more ticket sales – Super Bowl or Wrestlemania?
Politifact.com has a story online regarding a recent statement by Triple
H where he said that WWE’s WrestleMania has outdrawn the Super Bowl in
terms of tickets for the past few years when the two hold their events at
the same arena. In terms of attendance, WWE did in fact outdraw NFL’s
biggest game of the year in five out of six stadiums however ticket sales
and economic impact of the Super Bowl surpasses that of WrestleMania. WWE
and NFL held their respective events in the same stadiums six times – at
the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Ford Field in Detroit, Reliant Stadium
in Houston, University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Georgia Dome in
Atlanta, and Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Out of all those in terms of
attendance, the NFL only wins at the Georgia Dome, edging WWE out with
72,625 vs 71,617 spectators. If you think WWE has the unfair advantage of
having seats on the field, WWE spokesman Kevin Hennessy said that while
that it is true, for WrestleMania – and other WWE events – there are no
seats behind the stage and those seats are always available for football.
“That is why we feel justified in making the comparison,” Hennessy said.
(thanks to Colin Vassallo)