2006 News

WrestleMania22 Is Highest Grossing One-Day Event Ever At Allstate Arena
April 2, 2006

CHICAGO, Ill., April 2, 2006 - WrestleMania 22 went “Big Time” tonight, grossing $2.5 million in ticket sales at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill., making it the highest grossing one-day event in the arena’s history.  

More than17,155 people from 16 countries and 43 states attended WWE’s annual live event and pay-per-view pop culture extravaganza, with millions more watching in more than 90 countries.

The event also was broadcast live to U.S. troops around the world by the Armed Forces Television Network.

“Beyond any doubt, WrestleMania 22 was a big time event in every sense of the word,” said Kurt Schneider, Executive Vice President, Marketing.  “The house was rockin’, and the Allstate Arena was the perfect host.  Our fans from around the world who attended were passionate, engaged and entertained beyond belief.  I would like to thank our loyal fans in Chicago, the United States, and from around the world for making WrestleMania 22 such a tremendous success.”

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