The following was issued by WWE.
WWE RETURNS TO ABU DHABI
May 19, 2013, London – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that it will be returning to Abu Dhabi with three action-packed live events from Thursday, October 10 through Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, May 20 and are available at ticketmaster.ae.
Fans attending WWE LIVE™ presented by Figaro’s Pizza will be able to see their favorite Superstars, including current WWE Champion John Cena®, Sheamus®, Mark Henry® and Ryback®, plus many more.**
“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s electrifying live events experience back to Abu Dhabi,” said Gerrit Meier, Executive Vice President, International, WWE. “Our passionate fan base, paired with the support and commitment from our business partners in the region, have helped to grow and establish WWE as a leading entertainment brand in the Middle East.”
“Zayed Sports City is delighted to have WWE return to our facility this year. They are truly one of the world’s most popular entertainment brands as demonstrated by three successful shows last year,” added Zayed Sports City's General Manager Barry Bremner. “The talent that has been lined up this year will be very popular with UAE fans and the show will be exceptional. I would encourage fans to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.”
WWE made history in 2012 as it broke numerous records with the Raw® World Tour in Abu Dhabi, setting attendance records for both a single event and a series of three entertainment events. WWE Superstars performed in front of more than 16,000 fans during its historic three-day run from February 9-11 with a sold-out crowd of 5,964 fans on February 10.
WWE LIVE PRESENTED BY FIGARO’S PIZZA DETAILS:
• Thursday, October 10, 7:00pm, Abu Dhabi – Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium
• Friday, October 11, 7:00pm, Abu Dhabi – Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium
• Saturday, October 12, 7:00pm, Abu Dhabi – Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium
** Lineup subject to change
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About Zayed Sports City
Zayed Sports City was built to fulfil the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s founding father and first president. It was inaugurated in January 1980 as a venue that reflected the country’s passion for sport, as well as to provide a platform to develop the country’s promising sporting talent. Zayed Sports City was a state-of-the-art facility when it was first opened, and after three decades of continuous development and growth it remains the premier entertainment and sporting destination in the UAE.
Today, this iconic landmark remains a vibrant sports and entertainment hub. With a mission to make sports accessible to everyone, the complex provides sports at a grassroots level, promotes healthy lifestyles and is committed to enhancing the well-being of the people in the UAE.
Whether actively participating, supporting family and friends or attending an event, everyone who visits the site will enjoy themselves. Zayed Sports City is the home of the country’s greatest sporting achievements and the most spectacular entertainment events: past, present and future.
Now known for more than just sports, the complex hosts a vast range of events and activities, including international sporting and entertainment events, corporate days and birthday parties. Whether you are an individual looking to improve your fitness, a family planning to spend active time together, a corporation wanting to enhance leadership and team dynamics among staff or an international events organisation looking for an appropriate venue, Zayed Sports City has facilities, services and staff to ensure every visitor has a fantastic experience.