2003 News


WWE Fans from Around The World Set to Converge on New York City on March 14, 2004
Sept 27, 2003
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2003 – World Wrestling Entertainment™ said today that all available seats were gone in matter of minutes when tickets for WrestleMania XX officially went on sale today at 10 a.m. at Madison Square Garden and Ticketmaster. More than a thousand WWE fans gathered at the MSG box office early this morning in hopes of snagging tickets to WWE’s premier annual event, which will be seen by millions around the world on pay-per-view.

A capacity crowd comprised of fans from 16 countries and 34 states is now set to attend WrestleMania XX at MSG, which will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2004, and seen live on pay-per-view by residents of more than 90 countries.

“Let the celebration begin,” declared Kurt Schneider, WWE’s Executive Vice President, Marketing upon learning of the ticket sale results. “WrestleMania XX’s return to Madison Square Garden is going to be the best of them all. We want to thank our fans around the world for their support of WrestleMania XX. This will be a great event for WWE, a great event for our loyal fans, and a great event for the city of New York.”

All available tickets, ranging in price from $54.50 to $754.50 (where you can sit ringside and keep your commemorative WrestleMania XX ringside chair), were committed in a matter of minutes between Internet orders and the line gathered to buy tickets at the MSG box office. Schneider noted that some additional tickets might be released closer to the event once staging requirements are determined.

Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” has been an integral part of WrestleMania history. Vince McMahon™, WWE Chairman, held the first WrestleMania at MSG in 1985, and the Garden also hosted WrestleMania X in 1994. Three generations of McMahons have promoted successful boxing and professional wrestling events at the Garden for more than 80 years. Vince McMahon was recently inducted into the MSG Walk of Fame, following in the footsteps of his father, who was inducted previously into the MSG Hall of Fame.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For additional information on WrestleMania xx, to be broadcast live on pay-per-view from Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 14, 2004, go to wrestlemania.wwe.com.

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