posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 10:41 PM
I am pretty sure it is due to the HUGE UFC event tomorrow night... it is going to be the largest MMA (live gate) event in North American history.
"Activities are highlighted by what will be, in terms of attendance and live gate, by far the biggest event in the mixed martial arts history outside
of Japan. Approximately 55,000 fans will be in attendance paying roughly $11 million (U.S.) to see a show headlined by Georges St. Pierre defending
his UFC welterweight championship against Jake Shields, the former Elite XC welterweight and Strikeforce middleweight champion, who has won 15
straight fights dating back to 2004. The show sold out almost immediately when tickets were put on sale.
From a ticket-revenue perspective, it will be the largest event in the 22-year history of the Rogers Centre, in a building that has housed the World
Series, Buffalo Bills NFL games, the 1991 MLB All-Star game, two WrestleManias, international soccer matches, the Grey Cup, and concerts featuring U2,
Madonna and Bruce Springsteen."
to read more on the scale of this event- sports.yahoo.com...
edit on 29-4-2011
by ReadyPower because: added more information