Plan to bring Wrestlemania back to Orlando moves forward

Orange County commissioners want event in 2023 or 2025

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and WWE superstars unveiled the WrestleMania title belt at Lake Eola on Wednesday, March 8.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County leaders decided Tuesday to move forward with a plan to spend $1 million in hopes of bringing Wrestlemania back to Central Florida. 

The city of Orlando hosted the event last year, and the county wants to lure the WWE back to the area in 2023 or 2025.

The event has an economic impact of about $150 million, according to officials.

Commissioners also agreed to spend $2 million to host the Special Olympic Games in 2022.

The money for both events would come from tourist tax dollars.




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