WrestleMania 33 To Be Held In Orlando
WrestleMania 33 is coming to Orlando’s Citrus Bowl in 2017…this is not a drill!!!
This morning Florida Governor Rick Scott, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, and the Central Florida Sports Commission we joined by several WWE executives and Superstars to announce that the Orlando Citrus Bowl will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
“We’re excited to bring this event back to Orlando. Florida set a tourism record by welcoming 105 million visitors in 2015, and WWE will help bring even more visitors to Florida in 2017,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott. “We’re excited WWE once again chose Florida to host WrestleMania.”
WrestleMania is more than just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration that will stretch throughout the Orlando region. In addition to WrestleMania, other activities will include: WrestleMania Axxess – WWE’s four-day interactive fan festival at the Orange County Convention Center; the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Amway Center; Monday Night Raw at the Amway Center; Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies; hospital visits and other community outreach initiatives designed to give back to the host community.
“The city of Orlando is extremely proud to have WrestleMania return to the Citrus Bowl,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “WrestleMania 33 will proudly display to the world the incredible reconstruction that recently went into transforming the iconic Citrus Bowl.”
Orlando beat out dozens of other cities to have the opportunity to host the annual blockbuster event for WWE.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs
“We are delighted that WWE has chosen Central Florida as the host destination for its signature event,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, “The week-long series of events will provide a significant economic boost to our region, while giving visitors a chance to experience Orlando’s world-class attractions.”
WrestleMania 33 is expected to bring over 100,000 visitors from around the world to Orlando for the series of events bringing an estimated $100 million in economic impact for host region.
“Orlando is the home to so many family-friendly, global attractions so it’s only fitting that it once again plays host to WrestleMania,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “On behalf of everyone at WWE, thank you Governor Scott, Mayor Dyer, and Mayor Jacobs for bringing WrestleMania back to the Citrus Bowl.”
WWE has already made an investment in the Orlando area as home to the WWE Performance Center, a state-of-the-art training center for future WWE Superstars and with their partnership with Full Sail University where NXT is taped for the WWE Network.
The event will be broadcast live on WWE Network and pay-per-view in more than 180 countries.
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If you have never seen the spectacular annual event, you can watch WrestleMania 32 when it takes place Sunday, April 3rd at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on the WWE Network or pay-per-view.