WrestleMania Ticket Prices At A Glance
It’s almost March, and any die-hard WWE fan knows what that means: WrestleMania is almost upon us. For the first time in 31 years, the event will take place in California’s Bay Area, specifically at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Will all of silicon valley turn out for the major sporting event? Eh, probably not. But at least 60,000 other people will. And thanks to our friends at SeatGeek, we have some preliminary information on how ticket prices on the secondary market are stacking up.
WrestleMania 31 Ticket Prices & Trends
Tickets for WrestleMania 31 at Levi’s Stadium are averaging $205 on the secondary market. Despite the fact that the event is in late March, we’ve already seen nearly 5,000 transactions on the secondary market as demand remains high.
WrestleMania XXX was held at the Superdome in New Orleans. On this date last year, ticket prices averaged $194 on the resale market before that average fell to $153. Tickets were considerably more expensive two years ago at MetLife Stadium. At this time in 2013, tickets went for $250, and that average grew to $272 by the start of the event. Tickets averaged $223 at this time forWrestleMania 28 at Sun Life Stadium, but prices plummeted to just $160 before the event began. It’s still early to say whether prices for this year’s event will trend up or down, but SeatGeek* estimate that prices will continue to average around $200 with the potential to climb.
As of right now, there are very few tickets available on the primary market forWrestleMania 31. The cheapest ticket had a face value price of $51, but the upper level sections are now sold out. Out of the remaining tickets on the primary market, cheapest ticket currently available is $200 for a lower level ticket. Face value tickets on the floor can range from as much as $481 to $2,031 on primary markets like Ticketmaster.
Because there are no upper level tickets remaining on the primary market, secondary market ticket prices are significantly more expensive for those sections. Right now, the cheapest ticket listed on SeatGeek is for $131, 156% more than the face value price. Lower level seating is marginally more expensive on the secondary market. The cheapest ticket listed in the 100s on SeatGeek is going for $233, about 16% more expensive than the $200 face value price. However, fans looking for premium seating should check the secondary market, as tickets are slightly less expensive. As of right now, the cheapest available seat on the floor is listed at $457 on SeatGeek, and that ticket would cost $481 on the primary market.
Last season at Levi’s Stadium, tickets to see a 49ers game averaged $223, slightly more than current average ticket price for WrestleMania 31 ($205). This same trend existed last year, when WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans ($153) was less expensive than the average Saints game ($224). However, tickets to see WrestleMania in 2013 at MetLife Stadium ($272) were more expensive than both Giants tickets ($258) and Jets tickets ($113) on average. In 2011, WrestleMania tickets in Miami were twice the price of the average Dolphins game that year ($81).
In related news, today Vince McMahon changed the main event in Wrestlemania 31 to a triple threat after fans complained about the initial format. With about two months remaining before the event kicks off, it will be interesting to see if McMahon’s strategy increases demand and how this decision will impact prices on the secondary market.
(*Ticket data courtesy SeatGeek.com)