WWE’s WrestleMania breaks MetLife Stadium record
STAMFORD — WWE’s WrestleMania 35, which was held Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., has become the venue’s highest-grossing entertainment event.
The latest edition of WWE’s marquee annual gathering grossed $16.9 million, surpassing the venue’s previous record of $12.3 million set by WrestleMania 29 in 2013, according to data released Monday by WWE. A sold-out crowd of 82,265, representing 50 states and 68 countries, attended the event.
“We are thrilled that WrestleMania’s return to WWE’s ‘front yard’ delivered incredible results,” WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor said in a statement. “This would not have been possible without the tireless support of (New Jersey) Gov. (Phil) Murphy and our public and private sector partners throughout the New York and New Jersey region.”