Politifact.com has an article up looking at ticket sales for WWE WrestleMania compared to ticket sales for the Super Bowl. WWE sold more tickets to WrestleMania than the NFL did for the Super Bowl five out of six times in years when WrestleMania was held in a stadium that previously hosted the Super Bowl.
Triple H was quoted in the article, saying, “We’ve outdrawn the Super Bowl for a little while now in the arenas and stadiums that we’ve followed them in for the Super Bowl. We’ve gone in after [the NFL] and surpassed their ticket sales.”
The article calls Triple H’s claims “Mostly True” because the seating configuration for WWE events allows for more seating than football games.
“The difference between WrestleMania and Super Bowl staging is that WrestleMania has a stage much like a concert so seats behind the stage are unavailable but would be used for football,” Kevin Hennessy, WWE senior director of publicity, said in an e-mail.
“However, for WrestleMania, seats are added to field level which would not be done for football. That is why we feel justified in making the comparison.”