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Old 02-07-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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How is this event viewed by the locale? Do you plan to be apart of festivities?
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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Since I'm "locale", and you're asking, I think it sounds ridiculous. Never heard of it. I stay far away from anything with the words 'wrestle' or 'mania'.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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How is this event viewed by the locale? Do you plan to be apart of festivities?
There are few things on TV that I can't bear to watch for more than a few moments, but wrestling is one of them. I'm shocked that it is popular and would seriously question the IQ of anyone who enjoys it. If by this post you are telling us that it is being shown in Phoenix, I can only say, I'm embarrassed to be associated with Phoenix. Soon may it pass ...
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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They are still doing wrestlemania!?? Wow, didn't know that. I don't think the economic impact will be substantial. I won't insult the sport, but it's not something I watch. I would compare the impact to something that has a limited following, like tractor pulls, monster truck shows, or concerts. I think it'll be a slight bump in revenue for the city.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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That's pretty ignorant

Like it or not it's a huge economic driver - most cities cite an economic impact of around $40M - $50M

they'll probably put 70,000 people in the building - many from out of town

they also setup an exhibit around the stadium similar to the NFL experience .... that will draw a lot of people as well

people who will stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, rent cars, drink, go to the parties, etc
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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There are few things on TV that I can't bear to watch for more than a few moments, but wrestling is one of them. I'm shocked that it is popular and would seriously question the IQ of anyone who enjoys it. If by this post you are telling us that it is being shown in Phoenix, I can only say, I'm embarrassed to be associated with Phoenix. Soon may it pass ...
Isn't the target audience teen age boys? Like Hannah Montana is for teen age girls. Big money in that...

Having the event in Phoenix will only help the economy. The event is at UOP (Cardinals Stadium) and should be a sellout.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Isn't the target audience teen age boys? Like Hannah Montana is for teen age girls. Big money in that...

Having the event in Phoenix will only help the economy. The event is at UOP (Cardinals Stadium) and should be a sellout.
Well then good for the city! I just can't imagine why people go, but then, that's just me!
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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It will bring in quite a few people and events will be in and around the valley for maybe 2 weeks leading up to it. Maybe on par with what the Fiesta Bowl brings the Valley?
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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It will bring in quite a few people and events will be in and around the valley for maybe 2 weeks leading up to it. Maybe on par with what the Fiesta Bowl brings the Valley?
Not as big as the Fiesta Bowl. Somewhere in lines with a top rock act. The Eagles, U2...more like that.The Fiesta Bowl is huge...And of course the Superbowl is the grand daddy of events.

FYI, Not a fan of Wrestling but I recognize the economic impact. Wrestlemania is the Superbowl of Wrestling.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Not as big as the Fiesta Bowl. Somewhere in lines with a top rock act. The Eagles, U2...more like that.The Fiesta Bowl is huge...And of course the Superbowl is the grand daddy of events.

FYI, Not a fan of Wrestling but I recognize the economic impact. Wrestlemania is the Superbowl of Wrestling.
I think it is has a significantly bigger impact that an Eagles concert.

Cities hosting WrestleMania earn millions, report says

I don't watch, but millions do. It's a little early to be hearing about it yet, but Phoenix will know it is happening. If it generates the impact that Houston saw, it would be on par with the NBA All-Star Game a couple years back. That's pretty good.
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