Wrestlemania 39 breaks all-time gate record



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The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced on January 9th that ‘WrestleMania Goes Hollywood’ (WrestleMania 39), which will originate from the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on April 1st-2nd, 2023, across two nights, broke the company’s all-time gate record for any WrestleMania, despite having yet to announce a single match. The previous record announced was $17.3 million in 2016 at WrestleMania 32 at the 80,000-capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, US.

‘WWE’ stated that the record gate comes on the heels of unprecedented ticket sales demand for WWE in 2022, in which it produced the highest-grossing gates of all-time for Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and Extreme Rules. Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, which marked WWE’s first major stadium show in the United Kingdom in 30 years, and was the highest-grossing UK event in company history.

Stamford, Connecticut (US)-based the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), a publicly traded company, is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. The WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programing, premium live events, digital media, and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG programing can be seen in more than one billion homes worldwide in 30 languages through world-class distribution partners including NBCUniversal, FOX, BT Sport, Sony India, and Rogers.

The award-winning WWE Network includes all premium live events, scheduled programing and a massive video-on-demand library and is currently available in more than 180 countries. In the United States, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is the exclusive home to the WWE Network.

WrestleMania 39 is the upcoming 39th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view and livestreaming event produced by WWE. It will be held for wrestlers from the promotion’s Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. The event will be held at the SoFi Stadium on April 1st-2nd, 2023.

The SoFi Stadium is a 70,240-seat sports and entertainment indoor stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California, United States. The SoFi Stadium occupies the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, three miles from the Los Angeles International Airport and immediately Southeast of the 17,505-capacity The Kia Forum.

‘WWE’ further stated that additionally, WWE set in-market gate records for SmackDown and Raw events in more than 20 markets for the year, including the December 30th, 2022 SmackDown, which took place in Tampa, Florida, and heralded the return of WWE Superstar John Cena (American part-time professional wrestler, actor and former rapper).

Limited single and two-day combo tickets for ‘WrestleMania Goes Hollywood’ can still be purchased through Ticketmaster.com. The event streams live on April 1st and April 2nd exclusively on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network everywhere else.

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