WWE® have announced that WrestleMania 35 broke the record for MetLife Stadium’s highest-grossing entertainment event.
‘The Grand Daddy of Them All’ grossed $16.9 million, surpassing the venue’s previous record of $12.3 million also set by a WrestleMania event. WrestleMania 29 in 2013 saw 80,676 pack into the stadium which also serves as the home of NFL teams the New York Giants and the New York Jets.
A sold-out crowd of 82,265 fans from all 50 US states and 68 countries from around the world converged on MetLife Stadium on April 7 to witness the sports entertainment Super Bowl. The Stadium hosted the Super Bowl for its 48th iteration packing 82,529 into the stadium.
WrestleMania 35 was the second highest-grossing event in WWE history, only behind WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Texas.
As part of the weeklong WrestleMania celebration WWE are hosting five consecutive nights of events at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and Barclays Center in Brooklyn including the Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live shows for the week.
“WWE outdid themselves by creating an even more exciting WrestleMania than we experienced six years ago,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “The WWE Universe helped deliver significant economic results to New Jersey, and we look forward to the opportunity of hosting WrestleMania again in the future.”
WrestleMania 35 made history when a Women’s Championship match headlined the pay-per-view for the very first time with Becky Lynch capturing both Charlotte Flair’s Smackdown Women’s Championship and Ronda Rousey’s Raw Women’s title. Earlier in the night Kofi Kingston won the WWE Championship after finally being given a shot at the title after an 11-year wait. Seth Rollins capped an incredible year when he regained the Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar.
“We are thrilled that WrestleMania’s return to WWE’s ‘front yard’ delivered incredible results,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor. “This would not have been possible without the tireless support of Governor Murphy and our public and private sector partners throughout the New York and New Jersey region. We now turn our attention to next year, where WrestleMania will make a historic Tampa Bay debut.”
WrestleMania 36 takes place on Sunday, April 5, 2020 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL. Ticket information will be announced later this year.
Top Ten All-Time Attendance Records at WrestleMania:
101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 2016
93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, March 29, 1987
82,265: WrestleMania 35, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2019
80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2013
80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, April 1, 2007
78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012
78,133: WrestleMania 34, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2018
76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California, March 29, 2015
75,245: WrestleMania 33, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, April 2, 2017
75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2014