WrestleMania returning to Orlando

Event drew 74,000 fans to Citrus Bowl in 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Citrus Bowl will be home for WrestleMania 33.



The WWE tweeted that the event will be held in Orlando on April 2, 2017.

It will be the second time Orlando has hosted WrestleMania. The annual World Wrestling Entertainment showcase drew more than 74,000 fans to the Citrus Bowl in 2008. It also brought more than $50 million to Central Florida.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said the economic impact of WrestleMania will be huge.

"In fact it is estimated that WrestleMania will generate nearly 1$00 million of economic impact for both our region and our local economies," she said.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the choice for WrestleMania was competitive, but Orlando came out on top.

"It came down to us and Minneapolis and I think I'd rather be Florida than Minneapolis in March," Dyer said.

WWE trucks were spotted Monday night outside the Citrus Bowl.

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