The WWE Royal Rumble Premium Live Event took place on January 27th with considerable anticipation due to the potential for surprises. It not only lived up to expectations but also set records and now the economic impact of the event on St. Petersburg has been revealed.

The Royal Rumble Premium Live Event took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was a memorable night with victories for Cody Rhodes and Bayley in their respective Royal Rumble matches, along with several other surprising moments.

The WWE Royal Rumble 2024, held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, had a significant economic impact on the local community. According to a new official report from Fox 13, the event earned $47,047,401 in total economic impact, which included $28,337,038 in total direct spending and $2,923,664 in taxes. Additional statistics related to the event include:

  • Attendance: WWE announced an attendance of 48,044 for the event.
  • Local Businesses: Several local businesses experienced an increase in activity:
    • The Imagine Museum saw a 25% increase in attendance the day after the Royal Rumble.
    • Ferg’s Sports Bar reported doing 7 times the business of a normal Saturday.
    • Green Bench experienced a 10-15% increase from normal Saturday operations.
  • Public Transport: Sun Runner saw a 95% increase in ridership on the day of the event.
  • Charitable Donations: A total of $60,000 was donated to ARC Tampa Bay, Miracle by the Bay, Boys & Girls Club of St. Petersburg, and the Pinellas Education Foundation.

The Royal Rumble event brought not only entertainment to the area but also economic benefits for local businesses and charitable organizations, making it a successful event for the community.


Are you surprised by how much The Royal Rumble helped St. Petersburg as a whole? Sound off in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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