I came across a recent article from WalesOnline regarding tickets sales for WWE’s upcoming stadium event Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, which will be held at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, September 3.
This is WWE’s first stadium event in the United Kingdom since SummerSlam 1992, which took place at London’s Wembley Stadium. One would think that with this being WWE’s first stadium event in the UK in over 30 years, there would be much excitement. Well, thanks to ticket prices, that is not necessarily the case.
Pre-Sale Tickets for the much-anticipated event went on sale Wednesday May 18, while the general public tickets went on sale Friday, May 20. The article notes that some people are shocked at the prices.
Some of the ‘exclusive VIP hospitality packages’ will set fans back more than £4,000 while other tickets are less than £100. £4,000 is $4,495 in USD, and $124.88 in USD. The most expensive tickets are in the front that includes a hotel room at the five-star Voco St David hotel in Cardiff Bay at £4,500 a person for a double room. Without the hotel option, front row seats with a WWE Superstar meet and greet experience cost £3,250 each. £4,500 is $5,619.82 in USD, and $4,058.76 in USD.
If you want to sit in rows 2-5, you will have to fork out £3,500 each for the Voco St David, Coal Exchange, Indigo, or Park Plaza hotels. Ringside seats with a stay at the Clayton Hotel and a series of other three and four-star hotels around the city cost £3,000 with a double room. Fans in these rows will also get limited edition event commemorative chairs which they can take home with them afterwards. £3,500 is $4,370.97 in USD and £3,000 is 3,746.55 in USD.
The article notes that if the price of the hospitality packages currently on offer seems a bit steep, there are opportunities to buy tickets throughout the week, with general tickets on sale through Ticketmaster from Friday. WWE has also confirmed that the Saturday night show will be part of an extended set of events and activities which will be held in Cardiff throughout that weekend in September.
It was further noted that floor seats for the event (mostly covered by hospitality offerings, but otherwise are not) are priced between £112.50 to £1,687.50 ($140.50 to 2,107.43 USD). The lower tier seats range from £67.50 to £450 ($84.30 to 561.98 USD). Middle tier seats range from £168.75 to £450 ($210.74 to $561.98 USD). The upper tier seats will cost you £39.50 to £281.25 ($49.33 to $351.24 USD).
Despite the high cost in ticket and hospitality packages, not everyone was unhappy with the prices – with some excited about the upcoming event.
I looked up the ticket prices and travel packages for SummerSlam, which will be held on at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, July 30. Travel packages for the event range from $275.00 to $2,000.00 per person, depending on how much of an experience you want.
Per Ticketmaster, regular tickets at the 300 foot level are between $25.00 and $35.00. The 200 foot level has tickets between $40.00 and $50.00. The 100 foot level seating is showing between $75.00 to $301.00. Official platinum packages for floor seats, depending on where you want to sit will cost $1,550.00, $1,800.00 and $3000.00. All these prices do include all applicable fees.