Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Aug 2, 2013
Low Attendance At Last Night’s TNA iMPACT! Tapings

Low Attendance At Last Night’s TNA iMPACT! Tapings

Ticket sales for last night’s iMPACT! tapings were not good.

There are 18 upper level sections of the building they ran in Wichita Falls, TX last night, and they sold tickets in seven of them.

There are also 18 sections in the Mezzanine level, and they only sold tickets in three of them.

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26 Responses to “Low Attendance At Last Night’s TNA iMPACT! Tapings”

  1. tna24 says:

    goes to show that place isnt good for tna. tna need to go to places that will sell. not barley sell. however who know if this was true, it hard to believe anything this site says

    • CELL says:

      Yeah only the positive stuff is believable right?

    • ariesstormjoe says:

      for the most part i believe this site is getting information from elsewhere which also gets reported across the internet. its not like this site are first hand response or has an "insider" at tna.

      however a while back wwe were rumoured to be booking arenas for the intention so tna couldnt use them. book a big 1 and tna would be forced to get small arenas. book small ones and tna would be forced to book larger ones and for not selling out tna would get bad press.

      their marketing needs a lot of work.

    • B Scott says:

      I was at the taping and the hard camera side was empty… The upper bowl opposite the TNA Tron was about half full in the upper deck and the TV Side was completely packed. I would guess about 3000 fans in attendance. Maybe a little more….

    • Bigmike885 says:

      unless it says "exclusive" this site gets its news from other sites..i read this on PWinsider and they've always been very very accurate..


    TNA needs smalle arenas

  3. nicholal79 says:

    It doesn't help the WWE worked Texas a few weeks ago! TNA didn't try very hard to try to hide the empty seats! TNA should have moved the crowd so the cameras didn't show empty seats! The Kay Yeager Coliseum holds only 6,500 people so, according to my calculations the attendance was less than 2,500.

  4. Mr. Excitement says:

    Impact should be taped in smaller arenas.

    • tnadude says:

      Smaller venues, or bigger markets?

      Just sayin'. I'd love to know why they don't hit Dallas or Houston. People can claim this market's WWE or that market's WWE all they want, but I'm fairly certain they'd have a better shot at getting 4,000 people in a city with 6 million people in it's suburban area than they will in a whose metro population is just 150,000.

      And yes – for those wondering – Dallas and Houston each have 6 million in their suburban area and Wichita Falls has just 150,000.

      • XcluZive says:

        Slammiversary last yr was on of TNA biggest crowds to date and it was in Arlington, Tx aka Dallas.

      • tna4life2013 says:

        TNA needs more promotion. They have a steak house in Amarillo Texas that is 72 ozs or something. My point is more people in Texas know about that then they do TNA. I don't even live in Texas and I know about it. I live in Miami, FL and WWE had Billboard up a year before ROCK VS. CENA for WrestleMania. They need to do radio ads, advertise on WWE TV AND ON SPIKE DURING THE WEEK NOT JUST THURSDAY. Spike is doing the same crap they did when they were TNN and had ECW they didn't promote the show and ECW did 1.0's every week. What TNA should do is Travel all over the state of Texas so people get an idea that the product is there because Texas is a hot bed for Wrestling.

  5. TheBringer92 says:

    smaller venues, what looks better on screen, a smaller crowd who are getting involved or a massive arena with empty seats

    • ariesstormjoe says:

      obviously a smaller venue would be preferred. but a lot of factors have to be considered as to why they'd book bigger venues. its not like theres a smaller venue across the street.

  6. ricky_No1 says:

    Smaller venues, more marketing, blah, blah, blah. What is needed is a product that dont suck big time. TNA will never grow if the product does not improve. It really is that simple.

    • Mr. Excitement says:

      Emotion sells… and the current product creates no emotion.

      • ricky_No1 says:

        Yea, i was a big fan of TNA and the fact that it was so refreshing but over the last 3 years its become a WWE clone with nothing original. Its a shame but i just cant watch it anymore.

        • OldManEaston says:

          Well I wouldn't go so far as to say it is unwatchable, but it definitely is not the exciting and alternative feeling promotion it used to be when TNA had some buzz in about 2004 though early 2007 and then briefly again for a part of 09. TNA has some major marketing, presentation and creative issues, which are much more important that the television station, whether it is in the impact zone or on the road, in bigger or smaller arenas, live or taped. TNA creative has been subpar and often full of holes since they tried to go more storyline intensive. As far as their marketing and presentation goes, they haven't really done anything to distinguish TNA as a unique product. They have actually taken a step back in that regard from the old days. It pretty much feels like a 3rd WWE brand right now and when NXT is actually better, that is a problem.

  7. Carlos Flores says:

    TNA, come back to San Antonio!

  8. hwc2013 says:

    TNA should have kept there butts at Universal Studios and just went on the road maybe every other week. Because being on the road every week is not working & costing them a lot of money & talent, they cant even afford to shoot Pyro off anymore.

  9. jtjr45 says:

    Bring back Vince Russo.

  10. whatsup121 says:

    ouch hope they can use this data to figure out the best key locations in the future

  11. hangers says:

    TNA needs a couple of permanent locations within a reasonable distance to each other and then just go to arenas for the PPV's and special events.. Other than the same crowd there was nothing really that wrong with the impact zone..

    • tna4life2013 says:

      You don't grow staying in the same location. The point of going on the road is to grow your brand in different Markets. They need to advertise more. I worked in Vegas and did show production for hair companies that went to every major market for conventions. If you only sell wrestling in Orlando how do you grow your brand and audience? Vince Mcmahon ran all the big arenas years before RAW. That's how people knew about WWE. YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO GROW. I think what they should do is focus on a coast for a year. Go up and down the east coast and into the midwest for a year and then year 2 go to the West coast and then mix it up. because that keeps the cost down as well. I've built LED Walls and put up lights and truss like TNA uses and the cost for that gear is not that much. If they do it the right way and stay on the east coast and midwest to cut down on costs they will grow alot.

      • ricky_No1 says:

        Like i said before and will again. TNA need a better product to grow and nothing more than that.. There is no magic formula.

        • hangers says:

          They're doing house shows on the road which grow the brand fine all over the country without all the additional costs of taping in a new location all the time. I would rather see them in one spot if that means more money to spend on talent and programming..

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