It looks like WWE could be bringing WrestleMania back to Orlando, Florida next year.
Heather Fagan, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Buddy Dyer, confirmed to The Orlando Sentinel that the city of Orlando has submitted a formal bid to host WrestleMania 33 in 2017.
Fagan stated the following to The Orlando Sentinel regarding the status of Orlando’s bid to host the event:
“We have not received any notification and are waiting to hear just like other cities.”
Although other cities, such as Minneapolis, Minnesota have expressed interest in hosting WrestleMania 33, Orlando is high on WWE’s list due to multiple factors, such as it being a big tourism and entertainment hub. Another reason is the fact that it’s close to the WWE Performance Center and Full Sail University, which is the home to NXT.
Back in 2008, the city of Orlando hosted WrestleMania 24 at the Citrus Bowl. Headlined by The Undertaker vs. Edge and featuring Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show, Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Triple H and Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair in Flair’s WWE retirement match, WrestleMania 24 drew a reported stadium-record 74,635 fans and had an estimated economic impact of $50 million for Central Florida.
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