WrestleMania 30 will come to New Orleans on April 6, 2014. A flagship event for followers of professional wrestling, WrestleMania is expected to bring tens of thousands of fans to New Orleans for a four-day festival that climaxes with a pay-per-view event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The official announcement will come at a Monday (Feb. 18) press conference hosted by New Orleans civic, sports and tourism leaders, and by executives from the media company, World Wrestling Entertainment, which organizes WrestleMania. A number of professional wrestlers are also scheduled to appear at the Superdome as part of the press announcement.
A press release, issued by WWE, highlighted the scope of the upcoming event, which is televised to more than 100 countries. The organizers reported that the 2012 edition of WrestleMania generated more than $100 million in economic impact for Miami and Miami-Dade County. The main event was staged in SunLife Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins football franchise.
The economic impact study was commissioned by WWE. The study also found that the event attracted travelers from 50 states and that 70 percent of the WrestleMania fans came from outside the Miami area.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu hailed the WrestleMania announcement in a prepared statement.
"We are proud to have played host to some of the greatest sports and entertainment events in the world over the past two years, and hosting WrestleMania is a great way to continue this unprecedented streak,” Landrieu said. “We look forward to hosting WWE and its global fan base as they celebrate this historic milestone at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome."