An update has emerged on the current set-up for AEW All In at Wembley Stadium, following record ticket sales.
With Wembley Stadium having a maximum capacity of 90,000 seats, many were curious about how successful All In would be in terms of ticket sales.
Well, the answer is apparently ‘very successful’, with Tony Khan announcing that over 60,000 tickets have been distributed for the show.
For comparison, AEW’s current most-attended show, Grand Slam 2021, had just over 20,000 fans in attendance.
Per Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Wembley Stadium is currently set up for a capacity of 74,000.
Comparing All In to other major shows, Meltzer wrote:
Right now Wembley Stadium is set up for a capacity of 74,000. That would eliminate a certain number of seats due to the size of staging or seats with obstructed views.
The size of the set and how many seats it would take out is to be determined. If they hit 74,000, which would be at least possible and viable, they would open up more seats.
If they get to that mark, at that point they could at least have a shot to break all verifiable records for paid attendance. They have no shot at equaling the two New Japan shows in North Korea in 1995.
But there is no way of arguing that whether it’s the all-time first-day record, or at worst a very close second to that record, that is overwhelming for a company that is a distant No. 2 in the world.
When it comes to paid attendance, it looks to have beaten both nights of WrestleMania at SoFi Stadium (estimated at 60,000 paid although the actual number won’t be available until the end of June) and would be the largest number at this point in the world for wrestling since the 2017 WrestleMania in East Rutherford, NJ, a number that it is very likely to break, which is 66,700 paid.
It will almost surely end up as the largest attendance for a show since 2016.
It was noted that the non-WWE attendance record for wrestling shows is around 80,000, with this number of fans filling the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece in October 1933 to watch Jim Londos vs. Kola Kwariani.
This is excluding the two 1995 NJPW shows which took place in North Korea, which weren’t paid attendance, so fans didn’t have to pay to attend these shows.
Tony Khan touted this past Wednesday’s edition of Dynamite as a major show, previously referring to it as a ‘PPV on TBS’.
Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:
Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix
Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office
An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out
Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing
Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office
Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week
Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship
Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match
House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship
Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver
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