WrestleMania 33

WWE issued a press release announcing that WrestleMania 33 generated a record revenue of $181 million for the Orlando region earlier this year in April.

The press release notes that 75,245 fans attended the event at Citrus Bowl “from all 50 states and 62 countries.” 79% of fans who attended were from outside of Orlando.

It was also noted that WrestleMania has helped generate more than $1 billion in cumulative economic impact for cites that host the event for the last 11 years.

You can check out the full press release below.

WrestleMania generates record $181 Million for Orlando region

WWE and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced today that WrestleMania 33 generated $181.5 million in economic impact for the Orlando, Fla., region this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. This marks a new record for WrestleMania’s economic impact and the sixth consecutive year that The Showcase of the Immortals generated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host region.

Over the past 11 years, WrestleMania has generated more than $1 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event. WrestleMania 33 also generated approximately $22.7 million in federal, state and local taxes.

“On behalf of the residents of the City of Orlando, I would like to thank the tens of thousands of WWE fans that converged on our city to be part of WrestleMania Week,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said. “The week-long series of events boosted our economy by bringing guests to our restaurants, shops and hotels, and also benefited our city through community outreach initiatives. We look forward to welcoming WrestleMania back soon.”

“This historic result would not have been possible without the support of Mayor Dyer, the Central Florida Sports Commission and all of our public and private sector partners in Orlando that worked so hard to again welcome WWE’s global fan base,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We continue to be grateful to our fans who helped us deliver unprecedented economic results for our WrestleMania host city. We now look ahead to our return to New Orleans in 2018 for WrestleMania 34.”

A record crowd of 75,245 fans from all 50 states and 62 countries attended WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza this past April, making it the highest-grossing and most-attended event in Citrus Bowl history. Key highlights from the study include:

* $181.5 million in direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending by visitors to the Orlando region for WrestleMania 33.
* 79 percent of fans that attended WrestleMania were from outside the Orlando region and stayed an average of 5.6 nights.
* $24.8 million was spent on hotels and accommodations within Orlando.
* The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week was equal to the creation of 1,730 full-time jobs for the area.
* $9.3 million was spent by visitors in Orlando at area restaurants.

Next year, WrestleMania 34 will take place Sunday, April 8, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Tickets will be available this Friday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT through Ticketmaster. The event will be streamed live around the world on WWE Network.

  • TheCyberZon

    Further proof that the name WrestleMania is now the biggest draw despite the sh*t show it’s become.

  • OC O

    Kinda hard to believe that people from all 50 states in the US, Canada, Europe, and arguably numerous countries around the world still attend and watch that sh*t show for 32 years……similar to RAW, SMACKDOWN. Also, it still shocks people that WWE’s still running after 37 years (under Junior’s reign) or 65 years (before Junior renamed it).

  • TheCyberZon

    WrestleMania wasn’t always a sh*t show though. Just the recent ones. Except for WM 30 which was pretty good, WrestleMania has been lousy since WM 27 but people still watch it & travel to it from other states & countries. Why? Because it’s still WrestleMania and the name itself is the biggest draw these days despite the lousy cards.
    Same with the SuperBowl. Even though most people from outside the New England area are sick of seeing the sh*thead Patriots always win, even though the AFC team has been either the Patriots, Broncos, Steelers, or Ravens in 18 out of the past 22 SBs dating back to the mid 90s, & even though most people don’t give a damn about either team in it, people still travel to it by the tens of thousands from other states & countries and is watched by tens of millions more. Why? It’s still the SuperBowl and because the name is the biggest draw despite whichever teams may be in it.