WWE Summerslam Tickets Sell Out In Minutes, Prices Up To 3 Times Face Value On Secondary Market
March 17, 2015
(UPDATE 3/17/15) After Saturday’s on-sale & quick sell-out, Summerslam tickets on the secondary market quickly rose 29% before falling 10% to it’s current average of $276.53. Despite leveling off, it should be noted the cheapest ticket currently available is $117 – over 3 times face value.
(3/5/15) WWE SummerSlam is officially coming back to the East Coast. After six straight years selling out Staples Center in Los Angeles, WWE’s second biggest event of the year will be heading across the country. The event will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday, August 23.
SummerSlam was originally intended to take place at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but an announcement of the arena’s closing forced WWE to find a new venue. Speculation started about where the event would be held, ranging from Newark’s Prudential Center to Madison Square Garden. WWE ultimately landed on Barclays Center.
Since 2011, SummerSlam tickets have had an overall average price of $210.15 on the secondary market. The most expensive SummerSlam in that span came in 2012 with an average price of $249.64 and a get-in price of $75. The least expensive was in 2013, which only had an average price of $198.73 and a get-in price of $71.
WWE has come to Barclays Center twice, both times in 2014 and for a taping of Monday Night RAW. A March 24 taping had an average price of $182.84 and a get-in price of $39. The October 6 show had an average price of $140.10 and a get-in price of $44.
With a premium for a pay-per-view, and a major one such as SummerSlam, secondary market prices should match, and could possibly exceed the prices from Los Angeles. The last major WWE event to be held in the Northeast was WrestleMania XXIX in 2013. That was the most expensive WrestleMania over the past five years with an average price of $396.75.
SummerSlam tickets will go on sale on Saturday, March 14 at 10am.