WWE, the Atlanta Sports Council and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority today announced that WrestleMania XXVII will be taking place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, April 3, 2011.
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A press conference was held at Noon today at the Georgia Dome which was attended by the Honorable Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta Sports Council President Gary Stokan, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development Ken Stewart and Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay as well as WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, John Cena, Batista, Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Mark Henry and WWE Divas Kelly Kelly and Eve.
"Atlanta has a long-standing reputation of hosting the highest level of sports and entertainment events and adding WrestleMania XXVII to the list is a major coup for our great city," said The Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta.
"We've built our reputation on over-delivering for such prestigious events like the Olympics, Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours and All Star Games. WrestleMania will further showcase Atlanta as one of the leading sports and entertainment capitals of the world and will bring substantial economic impact to Atlanta and the state of Georgia."
This will mark the first time that Atlanta, the former headquarters for WCW, will hold WrestleMania.
"We are thrilled to bring the biggest sports entertainment event in the world for the first time to the city of Atlanta in 2011. The enthusiasm of the sellout crowd at last night's Royal Rumble was just a small sample of what to expect when WrestleMania XXVII takes over Atlanta," said Vince McMahon.
"We look forward to focusing the eyes of the world onto the great city of Atlanta and making history at the Georgia Dome."
You can see two photos from the press conference which also include the logo of WrestleMania below.