AEW Grand Slam Ticket Sales Down 40% From 2022

Lower attendance for AEW Grand Slam 2023 than last year unless there is a drastic turnaround

All Elite Wrestling's struggles to sell tickets in the United States looks set to continue this week when the promotion returns to New York City's Arthur Ashe Stadium for Grand Slam. 

The special Dynamite and Rampage tapings will be held on Wednesday, September 20 and as of the latest count from WrestleTix, only 7,493 tickets had been distributed for Grand Slam. This was up by 465 tickets from before the weekend.

AEW have been heavily promoting the event through a two-for-one offer, lowering prices, and on-air mentions. AEW World Champion MJF has also been promoting the event on local TV. There are still plenty of tickets available in the lower bowl, priced between $247-$637. Tickets in the nosebleed sections are available for around $31. 

Compared to 2022, Grand Slam ticket sales are down 40 percent from 12,600 paid for a gate topping $1 million. The inaugural Grand Slam in 2021, meanwhile, had an attendance of 20,177 and was the most-attended AEW event until All In at London's Wembley Stadium in August 2023. 

Headline matches announced for AEW Dynamite Grand Slam 2023 include MJF vs. Samoa Joe for the AEW World Title, Claudio Castagnoli vs. Eddie Kingston in a Title vs. Title Match, and Saraya vs. Toni Storm for the AEW Women's World Championship. Sting will be in action at Rampage Grand Slam when he teams with Darby Allin to take on Christian Cage and Luchasaurus. 

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