WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of 2015 is quickly approaching, with WrestleMania 31 set for March 29 in Santa Clara, California. Even though the event is several weeks away and none of the matches have been set in stone, attending the event won’t be cheap.
Tickets for WrestleMania 31 went on sale in November. The cheapest seats could be had for $35, but those tickets are long gone. At ticketmaster.com, no seats in the 400 and 300 levels are available, and the least expensive tickets that can be had cost $200.
The secondary ticket market provides an alternative, but tickets are more expensive than their original prices. At TiqIQ, which aggregates tickets from the secondary market, the cheapest seat can be had for $126, while the cheapest ringside seat is being offered for nearly $1,100. The average price of a seat in the corner of the 400 level is $161. After the 2015 Royal Rumble, the average ticket price on the secondary market rose from $343.64 to $360.95.
Less than 24 hours after WrestleMania 31 concludes, “Monday Night Raw” will be held at San Jose’s SAP Center. Tickets for that event are sold out and can only be purchased on the secondary ticket market.
Levi’s Stadium will host WrestleMania 31, 10 months before Super Bowl 50 is played at the venue. It has a capacity of 68,500 seats, but it can be expanded to 75,000 seats for certain events. The stadium opened in 2014 and is the home of the San Francisco 49ers. Last year, a sold-out crowd of 75,167 saw WrestleMania 30 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
It’s the first time since WrestleMania 21 that the event will be held in California. The following year, WrestleMania 22 in Rosemont, Illinois became the last WrestleMania that wasn’t held in a football stadium. John Cena beat Triple H in the main event.
It appears all but certain that Brock Lesnar will be in the main event of WrestleMania 31. He’ll put his WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Roman Reigns or Daniel Bryan. Bryan won the title in the main event of WrestleMania 30, while neither Lesnar nor Reigns has ever been in the closing match of WrestleMania.
WrestleMania 31 marks the earliest in the year that the PPV has been held since 2010. WrestleMania 26 took place on March 28, as The Undertaker beat Shawn Michaels to end the show.