WrestleMania Making Triumphant Return to Orlando Citrus Bowl

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SOURCE: City of Orlando
WrestleMania Making Triumphant Return to Orlando Citrus Bowl
Posted date: March 08, 2016

The announcement that WWE will be bringing WrestleMania, their premier annual event, back to the Orlando Citrus Bowl is a victory for the entire community. It’s a testament that our collective hard work has not only enhanced Orlando’s quality of life, but also bolstered our global reputation as a world-class destination.

If you’re not familiar with WrestleMania, you will be soon enough. Consisting of several WWE events taking place over a week throughout Central Florida (including the Amway Center), it culminates in the massive sports, entertainment spectacle – WrestleMania 33 – on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at our newly-reconstructed stadium.

Photo Gallery: WWE Wrestlemania 33 press conference

I was fortunate to attend the event back in 2008, the first time we hosted it, and I was blown away by the enormous production and the boundless enthusiasm among WWE’s broad fan base. That inaugural event attracted 74,635 patrons and set the all-time Orlando Venues attendance record.

WWE WrestleMania

Not only is WrestleMania a milestone event, it’s yet another shining example of precisely why we modernized the Orlando Citrus Bowl. We reopened the gates less than 18 months ago, and we’re now attracting new high-profile events like never before including Copa America Centenario, the Rolling Stones, the U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team friendly versus Brazil and the upcoming Orlando Kickoff football game featuring Ole Miss and Florida State.

All of these events, along with our signature annual events like the Florida Blue Florida Classic, Russell Athletic Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl and Monster Jam keep our local economy buzzing along year-round with tourism, travel, hotel room nights, dining and entertainment. This is undeniable proof we’re getting a strong return on our investment.

Whether or not you follow WWE, we are all fans of how marquee events like this benefit our community. So welcome back, WrestleMania. We’ve been expecting you.

– Buddy Dyer, Mayor

WrestleMania Making Triumphant Return to Orlando Citrus Bowl



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