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RECORD SETTING: WWE WrestleMania 31 on Sunday, March 29 became the highest grossing live event in its history and broke the attendance record for Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.
RECORD SETTING: WWE WrestleMania 31 on Sunday, March 29 became the highest grossing live event in its history and broke the attendance record for Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo Courtesy WWE

WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced that WrestleMania 31 on Sunday, March 29 became the highest grossing live event in its history and broke the attendance record for Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $12.6 million, as 76,976 fans from 50 states and 40 countries converged on the home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.

The previous attendance record for Levi’s Stadium was 70,799, and WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in 2013 in New York/NewJersey held WWE’s prior record for gross revenue at $12.3 million.

“On behalf of the cities of Santa Clara and San Jose, we would like to thank all the fans that came from around the world to be part of WrestleMania 31,” Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews said in a release. “We congratulate both WWE and Levi’s Stadium on their historic achievement.”

John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events, added: “We are thrilled that WrestleMania 31 has set the standard for all future events held at Levi’s Stadium. None of this success would have been possible without the support of Mayor Matthews, Mayor Liccardo and the San Francisco 49ers, as well as our public and private sector partners that worked tirelessly to support all of our regional WrestleMania Week activities. We now turn our attention to the Dallas/Arlington region for what will surely be a historic WrestleMania 32.”

WrestleMania 32 occurs Sunday, April 3, 2016 from AT&T Stadium, NFL home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Ticket information will be announced later this year.

Top Ten All-Time Attendance Records at WrestleMania:

1. 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich., March 29, 1987

2. 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, April 7, 2013

3. 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Mich., April 1, 2007

4. 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, April 1, 2012

5. 76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif., March 29, 2015

6. 75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La., April 6, 2014

7. 74,635: WrestleMania 24, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, March 30, 2008

8. 72,744: WrestleMania 25, Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, April 5, 2009

9. 72,219: WrestleMania 26, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., March 28, 2010

10. 71,617: WrestleMania 27, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga., April 3, 2011

About WWE

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WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages.

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