Monday, 22 October 2012 07:33
by Jason Namako
WWE issued the following today:WrestleMania® 29 Tickets On Sale Saturday, November 10
WWE ® (NYSE: WWE) announced today that tickets for its annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 29, will go on sale Saturday, November 10 at 10 AM ET. WrestleMania 29 will take place Sunday, April 7, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
Ticket prices range from $35 - $850. There will also be a limited number of "Gold Circle" VIP Packages available for $2,000. The Gold Circle packages include seating in the first four rows ringside, an exclusive Gold Circle VIP Stadium Entrance, a collectible WrestleMania 29 ticket holder and the commemorative WrestleMania 29 take-home folding chair. Tickets can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees. Starting Monday, November 12 th at 11 AM ET, tickets will also be available at the MetLife Stadium and IZOD Center box offices.
WrestleMania is more than just a one day event; it is a week-long celebration. WWE will take over the greater New York/New Jersey area during WrestleMania Week. In addition to WrestleMania 29, other activities will include: WrestleMania Axxess – WWE's four-day, interactive fan festival at the IZOD Center; WrestleMania Reading Challenge Finals; the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Madison Square Garden and other activities designed to give back to the host community including Be a STAR rallies in support of WWE's anti-bullying initiative and hospital visits. Additional information on these events will be announced in the future at www.wrestlemania.com.
Last year, WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami set multiple records. The event became Sun Life Stadium's largest attended event and highest-grossing, entertainment event in history with 78,363 fans from all 50 states and 36 countries in attendance. WrestleMania XXVIII also became WWE's highest-grossing, live event in history, with a gross of $8.9 million. In addition, the event generated a record-breaking $102.7 million in economic impact for the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television and pay-per-view programming distribution agreements; the need for continually developing creative and entertaining programming; the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent McMahon; the conditions of the markets in which we compete and acceptance of the Company's brands, media and merchandise within those markets; our exposure to bad debt risk; uncertainties relating to regulatory and litigation matters; risks resulting from the highly competitive nature of our markets; uncertainties associated with international markets; the importance of protecting our intellectual property and complying with the intellectual property rights of others; risks associated with producing and travelling to and from our large live events, both domestically and internationally; the risk of accidents or injuries during our physically demanding events; risks relating to our film business; risks relating to increasing content production for distribution on various platforms, including the potential creation of a WWE Network; risks relating to our computer systems and online operations; risks relating to the large number of shares of common stock controlled by members of the McMahon family and the possibility of the sale of their stock by the McMahons or the perception of the possibility of such sales; the relatively small public float of our stock; and other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends, general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant.