WWE WrestleMania 30 broke the record for the highest grossing entertainment event again this year, as it has for five years in a row. The massive annual event grossed just under $11 million, and had the -Benz Superdome sold out to a staggering 75,167 spectators at the New Orleans event.
But you didn’t have to be in New Orleans to enjoy the action, as the WWE Network broadcast all of it live – via cable and satellite providers – to more than 100 countries in over 20 different languages.
This year’s WWE WrestleMania event stole the record for the highest grossing entertainment even of the year from the Essence Festival which featured Beyoncé back in 2013. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said proudly:
On behalf of the city of New Orleans, I would like to thank all of the fans who came from around the world to WrestleMania 30. WrestleMania has taken its rightful place amongst the most historic events ever held in New Orleans.
The Executive Vice President of Special Events for WWE, John P. Saboor, also spoke proudly about WWE WrestleMania 30, saying:
The success of WrestleMania week in New Orleans would not have been possible without the tireless support of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, as well as our public and private sector partners who built an amazing blueprint to welcome our fans from around the world to this milestone celebration. We now begin our exciting journey to Silicon Valley for WrestleMania 31.
It remains to be seen whether or not WrestleMania 31, due to take place on Sunday March 29, 2015 at the Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, CA., will smash the current record for the highest grossing entertainment event.
It is truly a spectacle to observe over 75,000 people attending an event and all cheering at the same time, with people rooting for their favourite wrestler. Regardless of the result of the match-ups, the noise at such an event is deafening and WWE WrestleMania 30 was no exception.