WrestleMania XXX generates $142.2 million in economic impact for the New Orleans region

 
 

WWE and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that WrestleMania XXX generated a record-breaking $142.2 million in economic impact for the New Orleans region this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. This marks the third consecutive year that WrestleMania generated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host city.

WrestleMania XXX also generated approximately $24.3 million in federal, state and local taxes.

“On behalf of New Orleans, we thank all WWE fans that came from around the world to experience all that our beautiful city has to offer,” Landrieu said. “The week-long series of events helped generate a record-breaking boost to our economy, and we look forward to the possibility of New Orleans hosting a future WrestleMania.”

John P. Saboor, Executive Vice President of Special Events for WWE said that the company was thrilled that WrestleMania delivered a record economic windfall for New Orleans.

“Our heartfelt thanks go out to Mayor Landrieu, the New Orleans Saints, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and so many other public and private sector partners from throughout the community that created an enormous welcome and experience for WWE’s worldwide fan base. We now turn our attention to the journey ahead in Silicon Valley and the entire Bay Area for WrestleMania 31.”

79% of fans that attended WrestleMania were from outside the greater New Orleans region and stayed an average of 3.7 nights and $22.5 million was spent on hotels and accommodations within the New Orleans region. The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week was equal to the creation of 1,662 full-time jobs for the area. An additional $10.7 million was spent by visitors to New Orleans at area restaurants.