WWE News: WrestleMania 27 did indeed set the Georgia Dome "entertainment" attendance record
WWE followed up on its claim that they set the Georgia Dome attendance record with 71,617 fans at WrestleMania 27. "Confirmed by our friends at The Georgia Dome, WWE WrestleMania XXVII did in fact set the entertainment event record, with 71,617 fans," reads a post on the WWE Facebook page.
"The previous record holder, the Backstreet Boys, hosted 65,658 fans on Feb. 19, 2000. The number quoted by Billboard.com in a 2009 article was for a two-day event in Atlanta, not a single performance." [Thanks to Dot net reader Marc Petry]
Powell's POV: If so, good for WWE. The key word remains "entertainment event," as the 2008 SEC Championship college football game drew more people. Regardless, WrestleMania 27 was a tremendous success for the company in terms of attendance.
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