On Saturday night, the Principality Stadium will transform into a wrestling colosseum for the biggest UK event in 30 years – but what is its capacity?
In the headliner, Roman Reigns will attempt to defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Drew McIntyre in front of thousands of roaring fans. While ‘The Tribal Chief’ has spent the last two years overcoming anybody who dared challenge him, Saturday’s match-up could be his biggest challenge yet.
Hundreds of employees are dashing around the Welsh capital to convert the stadium into a wrestling cauldron. While the venue has become famous for hosting boxing matches like Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker, it isn’t usually used for combat sports.
Instead, it usually hosts the country’s rugby team. The national stadium packs in spectators from around the country, who all passionately cheer on their side. The Welsh are renowned for their powerful singing. And in every match, viewers can hear them belting out songs in honour of the players representing the team.
The Principality Stadium, which has a convenient roof to block out any rain, has an incredible 74,500 capacity. But how many people will be inside to watch the first WWE premium live event in almost two decades?
How many fans will be in the Principality Stadium for Clash at the Castle?
According to Wrestle Talk, the people of the UK have really shown their support for the event. The attendance on Saturday will surpass WrestleMania, with 63,000 tickets already sold.
WrestleMania 38 night one sold 65,719 tickets, while night two drew 65,653 fans. Therefore, with a last-minute push, and the addition of Edge and Rey Mysterio, Clash at the Castle will beat every event of the year, with tickets still available. Fans will hope that this will result in more premium live events in the UK in the future.
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