WrestleMania 26 Sets a New Record

– WWE issued the following press release:

WrestleMania(R) XXVI Breaks Record

GLENDALE, Ariz., Mar 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — World Wrestling Entertainment(R) made history tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, as WrestleMania XXVI grossed $5.8 million, becoming the highest grossing and attended entertainment event ever held at the stadium. The previous record was a U2 concert on October 20, 2009 that attracted 50,775 fans and grossed $4.9 million. 72,219 fans from all 50 states and 26 countries attended the sold out event, outdrawing Super Bowl XLII (71,101 attendance) in the same building.

WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza was broadcast around the world on pay-per-view in more than 100 countries and 20 languages.

“WrestleMania XXVI was a tremendous success, and we thank the public and private sectors of Glendale and Phoenix for rolling out the red carpet to WWE(R) and our fans during WrestleMania Week,” said John P. Saboor, Senior Vice President of Special Events, World Wrestling Entertainment. “WrestleMania is an important rite of passage for WWE fans each year, bringing with them a tremendous economic impact to the community.”

WrestleMania XXVII will take place on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. Ticket information will be announced later this year.

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  • Spenser

    I think that the most important match was the Undertaker : H.b.k and I’m very glad 18:0 The Undertaker rocks!!!

  • Thomas

    yeah the undertaker and HBK match was the most important thats why they did it last but they r getting stupid with mania the Royal rumble winner no matter who it is. like edge this year is supose to win a title match at mania in the MAIN EVENT. i mean that match wasnt as important but it still should have been the main event. TNA does it where when someone gains a main event match it is the last match. i mean the hogan team vs fair team is main event even though it has bear money, desmond wolfe, and RVD in it suck ass match but its still the main event

  • Moshi

    Unfortunately, hbk retired, but he always will be Mr. WrestleMania.

  • thomas

    yes it is the sadness of him retiring cause he is and always will be my favorite wrestler of all time i dont care what he did or what people say he did i have watched him since he started in awa as the midnight rockers and even though he has lost alot of wrestlemania matches he has always been the spotlight of wrestlemania, or as they say the shopstopper whether it was with the undertaker or even the rockers vs akeem & big bossman

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