WWE brought live fans back for WrestleMania 37 and that event helped the Tampa area as they continue recovering from a tough 2020.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal wrote up an article which gave WWE some credit for helping the area boost their tourism recovery efforts. This is an industry that was hit hard by the pandemic.

It is reported that in the first week of April, Hillsborough County averaged 74.3% occupancy compared to 2019’s 71.6%. The increase is contributed to WrestleMania 37 coming to Raymond James Stadium. The return of spring break was also a part of those numbers.

VTB CEO and President Santiago Corrada said that, “March was a turning point for Tampa Bay tourism where we started to see substantial increases over a challenging prior year.” That data only continued to improve as they made their way into April.

It was reported that “the weekend of WWE also impacted the St. Pete and Clearwater region.” It is also important to note that spring break in the area brought in a lot of tourism dollars.

The important part is that it appears the numbers show that an economic comeback is on the way. Hopefully, everyone can continue in the right direction as we all recover from the last year.

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