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Old March 22nd, 2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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ORLANDO - Citrus Bowl (65,438)

The 70.000 stadium will host Wrestlemania 24 on march 30 2008.

WWE Wrestlemania is a pro wrestling annual event that is usually known as the superbowl of pro wrestling.

Next week on april 1, it will attract about 73.000 in ford field in detroit.

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Old March 22nd, 2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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It's been a long time since Wrestlemania has been held outdoors in a stadium. Is the sport growing again?
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 04:55 PM   #3
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That's a very surprising choice IMO.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 10:31 PM   #4
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It's been a long time since Wrestlemania has been held outdoors in a stadium. Is the sport growing again?
Sport?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 12:23 AM   #5
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It's been a long time since Wrestlemania has been held outdoors in a stadium. Is the sport growing again?

Yes, the only other time was 1993 at ceasar palace.
The "industry" is in good shape. Rating are not what they were 8 years ago but the WWE is making a lot of money with PPV, videos, movies and have now totally recovered from the XFL failure.

I'm very surprised citrus bowl was chosen. Tropicana field would have been a better choice because of the roof.
How the weather is in florida in march?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 07:41 AM   #6
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Now i can grasp the crowd reaction when it rains and Cena lands on his backside. Or one of the divas
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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why do 73,000 people want to watch pro wrestling?
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 01:37 PM   #8
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why do 73,000 people want to watch pro wrestling?
Why not? I'd be there if I could be. Simple reason is that pro wrestling is fun to watch. Remember back in 1992 that over 80,000 of your countrymen and women went to the old Wembley Stadium to see the WWF's Summerslam 92 event. Still the record crowd for both pro wrestling in England and for the annual Summerslam event.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 05:46 PM   #9
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why do 73,000 people want to watch pro wrestling?

Because they like it. It's entertainment, as movies are!
Wrestling is not more fake or scripted or acted (whatever word you want to use) than movies.

To get back to the subject, I'm very suprised citrus bowl was chosen because wrestling is not played on a field of grass or turf, it's played on a ring made of canvas. If it rains, the event would surely be postponed don't you think?

One last thing, I don't find citrus bowl an especially beautiful stadium.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 11:48 PM   #10
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Because they like it. It's entertainment, as movies are!
Wrestling is not more fake or scripted or acted (whatever word you want to use) than movies.

To get back to the subject, I'm very suprised citrus bowl was chosen because wrestling is not played on a field of grass or turf, it's played on a ring made of canvas. If it rains, the event would surely be postponed don't you think?

One last thing, I don't find citrus bowl an especially beautiful stadium.
Me neither, its one of the weirdest stadia ive seen for a bit and fairly ugly and non-descript. Why do a lot of U.S stadiums have an open end rather than going all the way around the pitch/field.Sayin that Its perfick for the WWF ( as it is really ) as the fancy entrance ramp will be at that end I imagine. Incidentally at Summersalm 92 and Wrestlemania 9 ( IX if ur fussy) they had a lighting rig over the ring to cover it, but I agree seeing Cena slip on his arse would be top banana
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Old March 24th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #11
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Why not? I'd be there if I could be. Simple reason is that pro wrestling is fun to watch. Remember back in 1992 that over 80,000 of your countrymen and women went to the old Wembley Stadium to see the WWF's Summerslam 92 event. Still the record crowd for both pro wrestling in England and for the annual Summerslam event.
And my kid brother was amongst them! We laugh about it now.

Me, I preferred to blow my entertainment budget on the Monsters of Rock gig at Donington that year.


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why do 73,000 people want to watch pro wrestling?
Why do 100,000 lunatics wanna watch soccer?
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Why do 100,000 lunatics wanna watch soccer?
Because it's the best sport in the world.
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Because it's the best sport in the world.
*cough cough* pigs-arse *cough cough*

Personal opinion there of course.
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its the most popular sport in the World
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its the most popular sport in the World
Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system in the world.
McDonald's the most popular restaurant chain in the world.
Coke is the most popular drink in the world.

So these must be the best too.
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football is sport
these are brands
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So? It's still a valid analogy.

Anyway, this stadium isn't even about soccer.

I didn't know wrestling matches were held in these huges stadiums...the Citrus Bowl is kind of a dump though, isn't the University of Central Florida (the prime tenant I believe) planning on moving out of the Citrus Bowl and building an on-campus stadium?
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This ground was also used for the 1994 World Cup. It already looked like a dump back then.
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Yeah, UCF is building their own site, Brighthouse Networks Stadium.

Citrus Bowl is actually used a lot. It has a couple of bowl games a year, a high school team plays there, there's a bunch of tournaments, etc.

But it's part of the same dying sports complex as Tinker Field, a baseball park that no one used, but I think the whole thing is going to be re-furbished. So, there's going to be a $175 million expansion of the stadium, possibly in time for Wrestlemania.
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