I would have initially thought the Grey Cup but looking at the prices for the other events and likelihood of larger attendance figures I'm not so sure now.
Ticket prices were reduced for the Grey Cup a few months back - the range of prices was from $89 - $899. I'm not sure what suites were being leased for.
We know that TSN/Bell bought a massive number of tickets at a discount and gave them to employees/clients. We also know that there were widespread reports of freebies being given away and the game was not a sellout
Final Attendance: 33,421
Ticket prices range from $65 to $552. Game sold out within hours. No freebies and no corporate sponsor had to buy thousands of tickets at a discount to sell out the event. Again, I am not sure what the suites are being leased for.
Attendance will be over 36,000 for this event.
Ticket prices range from $129 - $399. Event is not sold out but playing around on ticketmaster, I found most available seats were in the final few rows of the east and west side so I would guess they are down to a 1000-2000 at most. Once more, I am not sure what suites are selling for at this event.
I am also uncertain about the seating capacity. I have heard 36,000 and 40,000. They would only achieve 40,000 if they build a temporary set of stands on the north side of BMO and I do not know if they have done this yet. Of note, it appears the majority of the seats at this event will be $299 and up which would mitigate against the absence of seats which are $500 and up to keep the average ticket price relatively high.
What are your thoughts. Which event will achieve the highest gate revenue and in what order?