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WrestleMania 28 breaks economic impact record

WrestleMania 28, which took place April 1 in Miami, broke the record for economic impact that WrestleMania has on the host city, WWE announced Monday.

The annual pay-per-view event, which drew 78,363 to Sun Life Stadium, generated 102.7 million dollars in economic impact, shattering the previous record set by WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta by $40 million.

According to WWE, 71 percent of fans that attended WrestleMania 28 were from outside the Miami area and stayed in the city an average of four nights. The economic impact figure would be equal to the creation of 1,020 full-time jobs for the area. $6.9 million was spent by non-locals in Miami restaurants.

WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta saw an economic impact of $62.1 million, while WrestleMania 26 in Phoenix generated $45.1 million. WrestleMania 25 in Houston marked $49.8 million.

With WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey/New York next April, it may be safe to assume that this record will be shortlived.

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