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WrestleMania31 becomes highest grossing live event in WWE history

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MUMBAI: World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) WrestleMania 31 has become the highest grossing live event in its history, which broke the attendance record for Levi’s Stadium.

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

The previous attendance record for Levi’s Stadium was 70,799 and WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in 2013 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 ofWrestleMania 31. We congratulate both WWE and Levi’s Stadium on their historic achievement,” said Santa Clara mayor Jamie Matthews.

WWE executive vice president - special events John P. Saboor 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.”

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