Physical WWE Hall of Fame coming to Universal Orlando Resort?
The cat is out of the bag and it has been confirmed that Wrestlemania 33 will indeed be coming to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, but is there more to this?
Attractions Management is reporting that Orlando is also getting a physical WWE Hall of Fame AND a WWE restaurant inside Universal Citywalk at Universal Orlando. This of course will most likely be the replacement for the NBA City which has been closed since August 2015 for a new NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs.
WWE currently owns and operates a similar venue in New York City in Times Square which closed back in 2003. WWE also has a training facility here in Orlando called WWE Performance Center.
We are supposedly going to get some sort of official Wrestlemania announcement today from the Citrus Bowl. We will bring you more details as they come during the announcement.
Stay tuned after the break for the official Wrestlemania press release from WWE.
ORLANDO, Fla., MARCH 8, 2016 – Florida Governor Rick Scott, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, the Central Florida Sports Commission and WWE® (NYSE: WWE) are proud to announce that the Orlando Citrus Bowl will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
“We’re excited to bring this event back to Orlando. Florida set a tourism record by welcoming 105 million visitors in 2015, and WWE will help bring even more visitors to Florida in 2017,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott. ”We’re excited WWE once again chose Florida to host WrestleMania.”
“The city of Orlando is extremely proud to have WrestleMania return to the Citrus Bowl,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “WrestleMania 33 will proudly display to the world the incredible reconstruction that recently went into transforming the iconic Citrus Bowl.”
?“We are delighted that WWE has chosen Central Florida as the host destination for its signature event,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, “The week-long series of events will provide a significant economic boost to our region, while giving visitors a chance to experience Orlando’s world-class attractions.”
“Orlando is the home to so many family-friendly, global attractions so it’s only fitting that it once again plays host to WrestleMania,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “On behalf of everyone at WWE, thank you Governor Scott, Mayor Dyer and Mayor Jacobs for bringing WrestleMania back to the Citrus Bowl.”
WrestleMania is more than just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration that will stretch throughout the Orlando region. In addition to WrestleMania, other activities will include: WrestleMania Axxess – WWE’s four-day interactive fan festival at the Orange County Convention Center; the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Amway Center; Monday Night Raw® at the Amway Center; Be a STAR® anti-bullying rallies; hospital visits and other community outreach initiatives designed to give back to the host community. The event will be broadcast live on WWE Network and pay-per-view in more than 180 countries. For four consecutive years, WrestleMania has generated more than $100 million in economic impact for its host region. This year, WrestleMania 32 takes place Sunday, April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.