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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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Miami to host Wrestlemania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium

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Wrestlemania is Miami Bound in 2012


MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Sports Commission, Miami-Dade County, Miami Dolphins, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, and WWE announced Wednesday that Sun Life Stadium, home of the Dolphins and other world-class events, will host WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania XXVIII, on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

The announcement was made Wednesday at a press conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County Commissioner and Chairman of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Miami-Dade Sports Commission Executive Director Mike Sophia, Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee, former Dolphins Quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, and Miami Dolphins limited partner and Grammy Award Winner Emilio Estefan, joined WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and WWE’s Senior Vice President of Special Events John Saboor in making the announcement. WWE Superstars John Cena, The Miz, Mark Henry and Alberto Del Rio, and WWE Diva Eve were also on hand for the announcement.

“Miami has always been the home of first class events, and this event will add to that legacy,” said Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Miami-Dade County Commissioner and Chairman of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission. “Hosting WrestleMania is a huge coup for Miami.”

“On behalf of WWE, I would like to thank Commissioner Diaz and all his colleagues for their support, and the Miami-Dade Sports Commission for graciously rolling out the red carpet to bring WrestleMania to one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO. “We look forward to adding WrestleMania to the list of prestigious events held at Sun Life Stadium.”

“For nearly 25 years, Sun Life Stadium has played host to South Florida’s world class events that provide economic benefit to the entire community,” said Dolphins CEO Mike Dee. “We applaud the efforts of Commissioner Diaz and the Sports Commission on attracting WWE, and look forward to an unforgettable WrestleMania in 2012.”

WrestleMania is not just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration, as visitors from around the world are expected to converge on Miami for WrestleMania Week. Activities will include the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, WrestleMania Axxess, the finals of the WrestleMania Reading Challenge and a Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The pay-per-view event will be televised to more than 100 countries.

Over the past three years, WrestleMania and the events surrounding it has generated nearly $150 million in cumulative economic impact for the host cities. Last year, 72,219 fans from all 50 states and 26 countries converged on the University of Phoenix Stadium for WrestleMania XXVI.
I don't watch WWE anymore, but I certainly used to. Nevertheless this is a very big event, it's the Superbowl for Wrestling. I think it's pretty damn cool that Miami is hosting this. Not to mention the economic impact of a large event like this.

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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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Not a wrestling fan but this is indeed pretty cool.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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talk about obstructed views
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Old April 20th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #4
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It was the fact that being there and the crowd that made the event memorable.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:22 AM   #5
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Wow so that's what it looks like when the stadium is full. I wouldn't know I've only been to Dolphin games there.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 03:25 AM   #6
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Wow so that's what it looks like when the stadium is full. I wouldn't know I've only been to Dolphin games there.
You haven't watched the 5 super bowls Dolphin Stadium has hosted in the last 25 years?
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 03:31 AM   #7
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It was more a comment on how Dolphin games haven't filled the stadium for a while now. I figured everyone would get the bitter sarcasm in the post.

I have been to the stadium for Orange Bowl games when it was packed with college fans, and yes I have seen the many Super Bowl's that have packed the stadium in the past as well.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 03:58 AM   #8
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There really needs to be a sarcasm button on computer keyboards in the future. It's not getting any easier to read/share sarcasm online. :/
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 04:43 AM   #9
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I agree, a sarc lock button if you will (right between num lock and caps lock). Especially because I tend to have a dry sense of humor (or so I'm told IRL).
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