WWE proved itself as king of the ring when it hosted WrestleMania 32 in the Dallas area earlier this year. This week, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams announced that the event held at AT&T Stadium generated $170.4 million into the local economy—a record for the megaevent. Somewhere in Orlando, home of WrestleMania 33 next year, the folks at the Central Florida Sports Commission are smiling.
Here, we look at the enormous numbers WWE’s marquee event generated last spring.
Number of fans who attended, coming from all 50 states and 35 countries
Percentage of attendees who came from outside the Dallas region
The average length of stay for out-of-town attendees
Dollars spent on hotels and accommodations within the Dallas/Arlington region
Dollars spent by visitors at area restaurants
Number of years WrestleMania has generated at least $100 million into the economy of its host city