Monday, October 24, 2011

WWE: WrestleMania makes record $62 million for Atlanta

WWE's corporate site issued this press release today.
STAMFORD, Conn., October 24, 2011 – WWE® announced today that WrestleMania XXVII generated $62.1 million in economic impact for the city of Atlanta, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation.

This is a new record for WrestleMania’s economic impact, and a $17 million increase over WrestleMania XXVI. WrestleMania XXVII also generated approximately $7.8 million in local, state and county taxes.
I was there and it is great to see the city of Atlanta reap the benefits of hosting this event. It was a "bucket list" moment for a wrestling fan to attend a WrestleMania. This was even sweeter when it was in my state capitol.

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