With the “Road to WrestleMania” getting underway, WWE is currently undergoing a surge in ticket sale prices on the secondary market. This year, some of the tickets are more expensive than ever.
TiqIQ has released a piece taking a look at the prices for the two pay-per-views prior to WrestleMania 31, starting with the “Royal Rumble” this Sunday:
“At an average ticket price of $594.41, the Royal Rumble has seen a week-of increase of 14%, while most events generally decrease 15% or more in the days before. The cheapest ticket available is $220 – or a nearly 2 year subscription to the “9.99!” WWE Network. Philadelphia has always been one of the WWE’s most expensive markets, and one can only imagine what ticket prices will be like if Philly ever does get the Wrestlemania event they’ve been hoping for.”
The price is among the highest ever for this particular show, meaning those in Philadelphia who bought on the secondary market will have paid a large penny. Interestingly enough, prices are also high for the debut of “Fast Lane” in February:
“After the Rumble, WWE will be on the “Fastlane” to Wrestlemania stopping at the FedEx Forum on February 22nd for the inaugural event. WWE FastLane tickets currently average $104.78 on the secondary market, slightly below last year’s “Elimination Chamber” Pay Per View at the Target Center.”
With no gimmick like the chamber, ticket prices are still marginally high, as WWE tries a new concept headed into WrestleMania. Speaking of which, Mania will also have its standard high-price:
Finally, Wrestlemania XXXI is currently the third most expensive Wrestlemania that TiqIQ has tracked. At an average price of $337.54, it is just slightly behind 2011’s ($339.56) and 15% below Wrestlemania XXIX at MetLife Stadium ($396.75). Overall, Wrestlemania ticket trends haven’t moved much either way yet but are likely to take a turn after the main event has been set.
Will the result of the Royal Rumble match have an effect on such?