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WRESTLEMANIA® Generates More Than $100 Million for Host City for Second Consecutive Year

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WWE (NYSE: WWE) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today announced that WrestleMania 29 generated $101.2 million in economic impact for the New Jersey/New York region this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation.This marks the second consecutive year that WrestleMania generated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host city.



STAMFORD
, Conn., November 20, 2013 – WWE(NYSE: WWE) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today announced that WrestleMania 29 generated $101.2 million in economic impact for the New Jersey/New York region this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation.This marks the second consecutive year that WrestleManiagenerated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host city.

Over the past six years, WrestleMania has generated more than $400 million in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event.  WrestleMania 29 also generated approximately $16.5 million in local, state and county taxes.

"On behalf of the great state of New Jersey, we thank all of WWE’s devoted fans who descended on our region from all over the world to be a part of WrestleMania,” said Governor Chris Christie.  “The entire week of events helped generate a tremendous boost for our economy, and we look forward to the possibility of MetLife Stadium hosting a futureWrestleMania.”

WrestleMania 29 was a tremendous success for WWE and New York City,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “Fans took advantage of all that our region has to offer, including the best hotels, restaurants, retailers, cultural and entertainment options in the world. We are grateful to WWE for its continued support of our City.”

"We are thrilled that WrestleMania created a substantial benefit on both sides of the Hudson,and we thank Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Christie for their incredible partnership and hospitality,” said John P. Saboor, Executive Vice President, Special Events, WWE.  "We are also forever grateful to our friends at the New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as all of our regional public and private sector partners that worked tirelessly to welcome our fans from around the world.  We now turn our attention to New Orleans for our milestone WrestleMania 30 celebration.”

A capacity crowd of 80,676 fans from all 50 states and 34 countries attended WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza this past April, making it the highest grossing entertainment event at MetLife Stadium.  Key highlights from the study include:

- $101.2 million of direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending by       non-locals visiting specifically for WrestleMania 29.

- 54% of fans that attended WrestleMania were from outside the New York/New         Jersey area and stayed an average of four nights.

- The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week was equal to the creation     of 943 full-time jobs for the area. 

- $5.2 million was spent by non-locals at New Jersey and New York restaurants.

 

Next year, WrestleMania 30 will take place Sunday, April 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Tickets are currently on sale. The event will be broadcast on pay-per-view, and viewed in more than 100 countries. 

 

About Enigma Research Corporation

Enigma Research Corporation is an international consulting firm which specializes in measuring the economic impact of special events. Enigma’s economists developed a customized model which converted expenditures into economic impact, employment created and taxes generated as a result of the event.

 

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Miami, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go tohttp://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.  

IMPORTANT JUVENTUS vs. F.C. BARCELONA INFORMATION

Alcohol Policy 
International guests who wish to purchase alcohol must present a valid passport in order to purchase alcohol as part of New Jersey State Law. MetLife Stadium cannot accept a driver's license or State Identification Card from another country to establish proof of age. Please note, guests with a valid passport may also be subject to an additional age verification form to complete a transaction.  More Info

Visitantes internacionales que desean comprar alcohol deben de presentar un pasaporte válido, como parte de la ley del estado de Nueva Jersey. El estadio de MetLife no acepta licencias de conducir de otros países como prueba de edad.  Visitantes con un pasaporte válido también pueden estar subjetivos a una forma de verificación de edad adicional para completar la transacción.

Bag Policy
The Clear bag policy will be in effect. Bags of any kind are prohibited except gallon-sized clear freezer bags or authorized clear bags measuring 12" x 12" x 6" and women's clutches not exceeding 6.5" x 4.5". Bags not permitted inside the Stadium can be checked at one of our bag check facilities (located outside each entry gate) for a $5 fee per bag. More Info

Una de las reglas del estadio es usar Bolsas Transparentes.  Bolsas de cualquier tipo están prohibidas excepto bolsas transparente de un galón o bolsas autorizadas midiendo 12" x 12" x 6" y carteras de mujeres midiendo 6.5" x 4.5". Bolsos no permitidos dentro del estadio se pueden dejar en una de nuestras instalaciones de control de bolsos (ubicadas afuera de cada entrada) por un costo de $5 dólares por bolso. Mas información. Mas información

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