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Austin’s Redneck Island Premiere, WrestleMania 28 Does Big Numbers

– The second season of Steve Austin’s Redneck Island will premiere on CMT on Saturday, November 10th at 9pm ET.

– WWE announced in a press release that WrestleMania 28 generated a record-breaking $102.7 million in economic impact for the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County this past April, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. This new record for WrestleMania’s economic impact represents a $40 million increase over WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta. WrestleMania 28 also generated approximately $15.3 million in local, state and county taxes.

“We are thrilled that Miami and the state of Florida were the recipients of WrestleMania’s largest economic impact ever. This result is a testament to that community’s hard work and extensive planning,” said John P. Saboor, Senior Vice President of Special Events for WWE. “We now turn our focus to the New York/New Jersey region for what will assuredly be a historic WrestleMania 29.”

A capacity crowd of 78,363 fans from all 50 states and 36 countries attended WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza this past April. Key highlights from the study include:

* $102.7 million of direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending by non-locals visiting specifically for WrestleMania XXVIII.

* 71% of fans that attended WrestleMania were from outside the Miami area and stayed an average of four nights.

* The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week was equal to the creation of 1,020 full-time jobs for the area.

* $6.9 million was spent by non-locals at Miami and Miami-Dade County restaurants.

  • eric

    It is because of attiude era legend rock! let’s look at big matches of wrestlemaina28 it had the rock vs cena rock who was biggest star in wwe of 90’s early 00’s who is most biggest name in or outside of pro wrestling. kane vs orton kane another man who made name for himself in attitude era. Also hhh vs taker 2 guys who were really big in attitude era. so it was because of attitude era legends that wm28 did really well. long live attitude era!