UFC 129: St-Pierre vs Shields at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada is quite the popular number as the sheer pre-order (‘UFC Fight Club’ members) has already shattered the U.S. attendance record. The tickets were sold out in a record 6-7 minutes of box office release with the UFC scrambling to add more occupancy for Friday’s general public release which is expected to be a very limited release.
Thought it will be a tough task, UFC Director of Canadian operations, Tom Wright says they would attempt to accommodate as many fans as possible without compromising the live event experience, saying that 50,000 fans seemed “a tall order” given the stadium configuration.
Wright noted that UFC 129 will feature 14 screens, two “Fan Zones” and bleachers that will take up space and kill other seats.
As if the event was not enough for the end of April weekend, the UFC Fan Expo is also expected to host as much as 100,000 people says Wright.