It might be a long time before WrestleMania comes back to MetLife Stadium after the awful traffic situation following the event. It still generated a ton of money for the local economy.
WWE has released their official numbers of how much money WrestleMania 35 brought to the local New Jersey market. It is said that they generated $165.4 million for the destination event. This is a 60% increase from the last time the venue hosted the show of shows.
WWE New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today announced that WrestleMania 35 generated $165.4 million in economic impact for the New York/New Jersey region this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. This marks a more than 60 percent increase from the $101.2 million generated for WrestleMania 29 in New York and New Jersey, and the eighth consecutive year that WrestleMania generated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host region.
WrestleMania 35 also brought in approximately $27.1 million in federal, state and local taxes. It was also touted that over the past 13 years alone WrestleMania has generated $1.3 billion in “cumulative economic impact” for their host cities.