WSOF 3 gate improves
June 21, 2013
World Series of Fighting 3 posted its attendance and gate figures for last Friday night from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, there were 2,501 in attendance to see Fitch vs. Burkman 2. for a gate of $106, 573 There were 1,107 tickets sold with 186 going unsold. There were 1,394 comps.
The gate is an improvement from the inaugural event in November at the Planet Hollywood in Vegas which only received a gate slightly over $82,000.
In comparison to Friday’s WSOF 3 event, TUF 16 Finale held this past December at the same venue received 2,500 (likely the max capacity) but with a gate of $318,525. There are obvious differences between the WSOF’s product and the UFC but its an interesting comparison to see that the UFC can earn three times as much as WSOF in the same venue. For WSOF, the fighter payroll of $200,000 exceeded the gate.