WWE issued the following press release on Sunday night to tout the success of WrestleMania 34.
WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced tonight that WrestleMania 34 broke the record for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event. WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $14.1 million, surpassing the venue’s previous record of $10.9 million set by WrestleMania 30 in 2014, as a sold-out crowd of 78,133 fans from all 50 states and 67 countries converged on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
As part of the week-long WrestleMania celebration, WWE will host five consecutive nights of events at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center.
“New Orleans was extremely proud to make WrestleMania Week part of our Tricentennial celebration,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “It was so exciting to host WWE fans from around the world who traveled to experience the grandeur of WrestleMania, and all that our beautiful city has to offer. Thank you to everyone who makes it possible to stage such an epic event.”
“WrestleMania’s return to New Orleans once again delivered record results,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor. “This would not have been possible without the tireless support of Mayor Landrieu and our Local Organizing Committee partners throughout New Orleans. We now look forward to a historic WrestleMania 35 celebration next year in New York and New Jersey.”
WrestleMania 35 takes place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Ticket information will be announced later this year.
Top Ten All-Time Attendance Records at WrestleMania:
101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 2016
93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, March 29, 1987
80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2013
80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, April 1, 2007
78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012
78,133: WrestleMania 34, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2018
76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California, March 29, 2015
75,245: WrestleMania 33, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, April 2, 2017
75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2014
74,635: WrestleMania 24, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, March 30, 2008
Powell’s POV: WWE previously noted that the WrestleMania 32 attendance figure included everyone in the building whether they were paying customers, comp ticket holders, or even people working the event. I assume the same holds true for the WrestleMania 34 figure. Even so, WrestleMania is obviously a huge draw and it’s especially impressive that WWE has turned it into a five-day event.
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