RUTHERFORD, NJ April 7, 2013 WWE®
(NYSE: WWE) announced tonight that WrestleMania 29
became the highest grossing live event in its history
and broke the record for MetLife Stadium's highest
grossing entertainment event. WWE's annual pop-culture
extravaganza grossed $12.3 million, as 80,676 fans
from all 50 states and 34 countries converged on MetLife
Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The event is broadcast
around the world on pay-per-view in more than 100
countries and 20 languages.
previous MetLife Stadium record for an entertainment
event's gross revenue was a U2 concert on July 20,
2011, which grossed $8.9 million. This is the fourth
consecutive year that WWE broke the host venue's record
for the highest-grossing entertainment event.
behalf of the great state of New Jersey, I want to
thank all of the fans that came from around the world
to beautiful MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 29,"
said New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. "WWE
put on a show like no other and electrified the capacity
came home and had an incredible impact on the entire
New York/New Jersey region," said John P. Saboor,
Senior Vice President of Special Events, WWE. "We
want to thank our fans as well as our public and private
sector partners for their support. We now turn our
attention to the Big Easy for next year's historic
30th anniversary of WrestleMania."
30 takes place on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz
Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Ticket information will
be announced later this year.
Five All-Time Attendance Records at WrestleMania:
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
74,635: WrestleMania 24, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida,
March 30, 2008