WWE WrestleMania 39 had a huge economic impact on the Los Angeles area.
WWE announced WrestleMania 39 generated $215 million in economic impact for the Los Angeles region in April. This sets a new record for the company, breaking the $206.5 million set last year in Dallas/Arlington.
WrestleMania events have generated more than $1.2 billion in cumulative economic impact for the respective host cities since 2016.
Key highlights from the economic study conducted by Applied Analysis include:
- By continuing to broaden the week’s schedule of events, out-of-town visitors stayed an average of 4.1 nights in Los Angeles.
- More than half of attendees traveled to Los Angeles from outside of southern California, with 15% of attendees traveling in from international markets.
- Visitors had an annual average income of more than $100K.
The two-night WrestleMania 39 event hosted 161,892 fans at SoFi Stadium. WrestleMania 39 was the highest-grossing and most-attended event in WWE history.
WrestleMania 40 will take place Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
“Wrestlemania, I love the triple threat that Seth [Rollins], Finn [Balor] and myself did in New Orleans. I thought that was awesome,” Miz said.
“Anytime you can main event WrestleMania — granted, the Internet Wrestling Community doesn’t really give me the clout or the [credit] of what that match was and what we had to go through to get to it. And so at WrestleMania 27, I love that match. I still love it to this day,” he said. “When I hit Alex Riley with a briefcase and Cena hit me with his AA, no one saw me kicking out, no one. No one saw me winning that match ever.
“If you were to put a bet at WrestleMania 27 that I was going to win that match, you would have said ‘not a chance.’ And I did, it’s crazy,” Miz said. “I always put that one up there.”