WWE News: WrestleMania might provide Orlando with a $170 million plus boost
Will Orlando prove to be the lucky shrine for WWE or will all the hype die, when the time for WrestleMania comes.
Next year, WrestleMania comes to us live from Orlando, Flordia. The mega show will give us an exciting spectacle, which will last for up to six days. While the yearly event brings boundless joy around the world for a professional wrestling fan, it will also bring with it, a financial windfall for the Central Florida.
Last year, when the marquee show of WWE was held in Dallas. It generated a financial influx of $170.4 million for Dallas and Arlington, the enormous economic impact that WrestleMania had on the cities of Texas and its locals, inspired Mayors of Dallas and Arlington to disclose the revenue which their city generated.
Buddy Dyer, the Mayor of Orlando, is excited about the event coming to his town. He talked about the high impact; Wrestlemania had on Dallas and the endless possibilities of what might come on April 2 at the Camping World Stadium.
“We knew we could expect in excess of $100 million in impact.This [announcement] certainly supports that and more. When you add the exposure the event receives around the country and around the world, it’s pretty incredible.”
Orlando is to celebrate the WrestleMania season, the coming April, as the event, brings with itself, the centrepiece show along with a Hall of Fame Ceremony, Fan Convention at Universal Orlando and also Live TV tapings of the flagship show RAW, and it kayfabe nemesis SmackDown Live.
WrestleMania was earlier concluded within three days, but with the number of shows increasing, the event was extended to a five-day treat.
While Dallas was a huge success, Orlando has a chance to one-up its predecessors with an addition of the ‘sixth’ day, which also features a live event of SmackDown. The SmackDown episode will be taped at Amway Centre and will mark the beginning of the WrestleMania week.
WrestleMania last came to Orlando in 2008, the time when WWE switched from holding events at basketball stadiums to football stadiums. Orlando was the city that gave WWE this insight, as they realised people would flock in larger numbers if the event is held at bigger arenas. This revolutionised WWE’s reach and viewership for their top show.
WWE now considers Orlando a second home of the company, as they have set up a training facility along with a Performance Centre in East side of the City. NXT also hosts show across Central Florida.
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