WWE announced an attendance of 82,265 for WrestleMania 35, beating out the attendance of WrestleMania 29 from the same location by 1,589.
In addition, WWE broke the record for MetLife Stadium’s highest-grossing entertainment event, with WrestleMania grossing $16.9 million. Last year, WrestleMania 34 from New Orleans grossed $14.1 million off an attendance of 78,133.
“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.”
“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.”
Fans from all 50 U.S. states and 68 different countries attended WrestleMania from New Jersey.