According to an economic report released by the Enigma Research Corporation, WrestleMania 25 generated $49.8 million for the Houston metropolitan area and $5.7 million in taxes for the city. Were told studies like these tend to use flawed methodology. Another similar study showed that the Super Bowl in 2008 brought $500.5 million to Phoenix in 2008. Many of these reports have been debunked by economists. Either way, the WrestleMania 25 study also revealed other information including that tickets were told to 24 countries, the average person coming to Houston stayed in a hotel for 3.4 days and nearly 75% of the 72,744 people came from out of the city meaning only 18,000 fans came within driving distance.