WWE Wrestlemania 26 was last night in Phoenix and it set some records.
Full WWE.com release:
GLENDALE, AZ â€“ World Wrestling Entertainment made history tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, as WrestleMania XXVI grossed $5.8 million, becoming the highest grossing and attended entertainment event ever held at the stadium. The previous record was a U2 concert on Oct. 20, 2009, that attracted 50,775 fans and grossed $4.9 million. 72,219 fans from all 50 states and 26 countries attended the sold out event, outdrawing Super Bowl XLII (71,101 attendance) in the same building.
WWEâ€™s annual pop-culture extravaganza was broadcast around the world on pay-per-view in more than 100 countries and 20 languages.
â€œWrestleMania XXVI was a tremendous success, and we thank the public and private sectors of Glendale and Phoenix for rolling out the red carpet to WWE and our fans during WrestleMania Week,â€ said John P. Saboor, Senior Vice President of Special Events, World Wrestling Entertainment. â€œWrestleMania is an important rite of passage for WWE fans each year, bringing with them a tremendous economic impact to the community.â€
WrestleMania XXVII will take place on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. Ticket information will be announced later this year.