UFC’s 1st-Ever Stadium Show Continues To Score Knockouts Over Existing Gate Records!
When UFC President Dana White announced the company’s first-ever stadium show would take place at the former Skydome (now known as the Rogers Centre) in Toronto, it was a no-brainer the headliner would be Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre. For GSP to draw this size of a gate against former Strikeforce standout Jake Shields, it speaks volumes not only for GSP, but also for the drawing power of the world’s most pre-eminent MMA brand, Ultimate Fighting Championships.
As we reported earlier in the week, the event was sold out through the UFC’s pre-sale offering almost instantly. It was a staggering display of fandom.
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UFC then made an additional 13,000 tickets available, bringing the total to 55,000, and those tickets were snatched up immediately as well. The old record for attendance was set just a few months ago, when 23,152 packed the Bell Centre to witness GSP’s DESTRUCTION OF JOSH KOSHCHECK
With the luxury boxes not included in the gate figures yet, this event is already past the $10,000,000 mark.
How much further it will climb is anyone’s guess. The event is absolutely positively sold out. UFC has a new record to break, and you can bet Ultimate Fight President Dana White is already envisioning how to get that job done, too!
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