This coming August WWE is heading to Detriot for the 36th edition of SummerSlam. Tickets for the show went on sale recently and the amount sold is on track to smash a major company record.
It was claimed by the Sports Business Journal that over 30,000 tickets were sold making it the “largest day-one sale for any stadium event outside of #WrestleMania in company history.”
However, speaking on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Dave Meltzer refuted these claims stating that was not the case.
WWE announced that it sold 32,000 tickets on the first day they were put on sale for SummerSlam at 8/5 at Ford Field. There are a total of more than 36,000 tickets out. At first it was claimed that aside from WrestleMania, it was the largest first-day sale for any event in company history, which wouldn’t be correct.
Actually almost all of those tickets were sold the prior two days, since 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
WWE SummerSlam Is Set To Be The Largest Non-WrestleMania Event In The United States
Meltzer continued, saying although the initial claim was incorrect the summer spectacular is set to break a huge company record.
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.
Since the announcement of the event along with the new logo, there has been no further information provided by the company other than the Premium Live Event will take place at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, August 5th.
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