Phoenix, Arizona lands Wrestlemania 26


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I put this in the general wrestling forum because it doesn't discuss the PPV itself. Anyways, good for Phoenix.

This afternoon, World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed what we reported here earlier, that WrestleMania 26 is headed out West. Here's the official word:


Stamford, CT, February 24, 2009 -- The City of Glendale, Ariz., Global Spectrum and World Wrestling Entertainment® announced that the University of Phoenix Stadium will host WrestleMania XXVI on Sunday, March 28, 2010.

Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Arizona Cardinals’ Coach Ken Whisenhunt and University of Phoenix Stadium General Manager Peter Sullivan joined WWE® Chairman Vince McMahon and several WWE Superstars and Divas in making the announcement today at a press conference at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza is a coveted event for any major city. The pay-per-view event will be televised to more than 100 countries. WrestleMania XXIV pumped $50 million into the local Orlando economy in 2008 and set the Citrus Bowl attendance record with 74,635 fans from all 50 states, five Canadian provinces and 21 countries.

This year’s 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania will take place in Houston’s Reliant Stadium on April 5th where it is expected to set the stadium attendance record.

Visitors from around the world are expected to travel to Arizona and participate in a week’s worth of activities that will culminate with WrestleMania XXVI. Among the activities will be WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Hall of Fame, WrestleManiArt™ exhibition, Monday Night Raw®, and WrestleMania “Rocks the Block” street party. The University of Phoenix stadium was chosen after a year long bid process. This marks the first time the Glendale/Phoenix area has hosted WrestleMania.

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Sultan of Swat
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I would expect it somewhere different, but I guess after having the Basketball All Star game there, it was a pretty popular choice to have it. Congratulations on Phoenix for having Wrestlemania 26.


The Original Kiwi
So, is this thing big enough it's going to affect traffic? We live 10 minutes from the Stadium and I need to know if I need to avoid going anywhere that weekend.


Sultan of Swat
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Don't plan to go out, this thing is huge, I dont know how much that arena sits people, but it's definitely going to be sold out, so just getting ready for it.


The Hierophant

I think I'm going to have to get my ticket as soon as it goes on sale. I don't care what the card is going to be, and I haven't been keeping track of any wrestling news for awhile, but this is where I live and there's no way that I'm going to miss it.