issued the following press release last night, touting a record sellout crowd for WrestleMAnia 25; 72,744 fans:
WrestleMania(R) Record Sellout
HOUSTON, Apr 05, 2009 — World Wrestling Entertainment(R) set a new record tonight at Reliant Stadium in Houston for the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, grossing $6.9 million in revenue. This is the highest grossing live event in WWE history. With 72,744 in attendance, the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania surpassed SuperBowl XLIII in Tampa (70,774 attendance). WWE(R) fans from all 50 states, 24 countries and 7 Canadian Provinces attended the pop culture extravaganza.
“The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania proved that everything is indeed bigger in Texas,” said John Saboor, Senior Vice President, Special Events, World Wrestling Entertainment. “The great city of Houston welcomed WWE fans from around the world and helped make WWE history as the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania was our biggest ever.”
WrestleMania XXVI will take place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on Sunday, March 28, 2010. Ticket information will be announced later this year.