WWE Superstar Triple H, left, and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, right, are just some of the WWE Superstars that fans could expect to see when WrestleMania 30 comes to New Orleans next year. (Photo : Reuters)
It's known as the Grandest Stage of Them All in sports entertainment...and next year, it will be coming to the Bayou.
WrestleMania 30, the biggest event in professional wrestling that attracts tens of thousands of fans from around the world, has been confirmed to be coming to New Orleans, La., on April 6, 2014.
The Times-Picayune reported Monday that World Wrestling Entertainment, which hosts the event, confirmed that their biggest show of the year will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which was the site of Super Bowl XLVII, next year.
A press conference is scheduled for Monday at noon from WWE to announce the event. The live stream for the event can be found by clicking this link here.
While it may come as a surprise to some, WrestleMania-known as the Super Bowl of wrestling-has a tremendous positive financial impact on host cities. As the Miami Herald reports, organizers found that in an economic study of last year's WrestleMania 28, the sports entertainment extravaganza generated more than $100 million in Miami, Fla, where the event was held
Last year, WrestleMania 28, which was held at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, drew 78,363 fans from around the world in attendance to see a card that was main-evented by movie star and WWE great Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson taking on actor and WWE Superstar John Cena. On Pay Per View, the event also drew huge buy rates for WWE, generating 1,217,000 buys, the most-bought wrestling PPV event in history.
Normally, WrestleMania, which was first held in 1985 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, returns to New York City every 10 years. Next year marks the first time in WWE history that their signature PPV event will be held outside of New York for that 10-year mark.
With next year's events sure to generate an economic boom for New Orleans, mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement welcoming wrestling's Super Bowl to New Orleans with open arms.
"We are proud to have played host to some of the greatest sports and entertainment events in the world over the past two years, and hosting WrestleMania is a great way to continue this unprecedented streak," Landrieu said. "We look forward to hosting WWE and its global fan base as they celebrate this historic milestone at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome."