Since the UFC announced that they would be packing in 55,000 fans into the Rogers Center in Ontario, Canada for UFC 129 on the 30th of April, fans have been wondering exactly how the company will ensure that everyone still feels close to the action.
Today MMAFighting were able to discover that the UFC’s strategy involves doubling their normal amount of screens to somewhere between 12-16, while also complementing the Rogers Centers’ own 108-foot big screen with another 100 foot one which will be situated on the south side of the arena.
UFC president Dana White also says that they’ve put in ‘riser’ style seating to ensure fans are closer to the action.
“The one thing that always worried me about doing a stadium was losing that experience that the fans get in anywhere from a 10,000- 20,000-seat arena,” White said recently. “This place is perfect. The way we’ve laid this out – we put risers in. There won’t be a bad seat in this place. To be able to do a stadium this big and say there won’t be a bad seat in the house, we pulled it off. It’s gonna be great.”
The show, which has headlined by a welterweight title fight between Georges St.Pierre and Jake Shields is set to smash both the UFC’s attendance and gate records when they visit Ontario for the first time.