This past Saturday's "Affliction: Banned" event drew a total attendance of 14,832 -- a small increase from the night's announced attendance of 13,988 -- for a live gate of $2,085,510.
The numbers, certified by the California State Athletic Commission, were today sent to media members, including MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
The debut event for Affliction Entertainment took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Part of the card aired on FSN before switching to pay per view.
Of the 14,832 total tickets, 11,242 were sold, and 3,590 were complimentary and given away.
Although initially announced as a sold-out event, the CSAC reports that 15,572 tickets were available, and 740 went unsold/unused. The majority of those "deadwood" tickets were from the $200 (352 tickets) and $100 (248)sections.
Among the event's 3,590 complimentary tickets, most were for the cheapear seating areas, including the $150 (1,079), $100 (822) and $50 (652) sections. Ticket prices ranged from $45 to $1,000.
So how do Affliction's total attendance (14,832), paid attendance (11,242) and live gate ($2,085,510) figures stack up to the competition?
Here are how three recent UFC events at the Honda Center fared:
UFC 76: 13,770 tickets (11,817 paid) for a $1,985,000 gate
UFC 63: 12,604 tickets (9,343 paid) for a $1,582,370 gate
UFC 59: 13,814 tickets (13,060 paid) for a $2,191,450 gate
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