WWE BUSINESS: Leaders want to bring more World Wrestling Entertainment events to Orlando (Clickorlando.com)

Posted on 12/03/119 by Mike Informer



Leaders want to bring more World Wrestling Entertainment
events to Orlando



ORLANDO, Fla. Leaders in Orange County have approved
$125,000 in funding to help bring two major World Wrestling
Entertainment events to Orlando.

During a meeting on Tuesday, commissioners voted to use
tourist development tax dollars in an effort to secure bids
for WWE's SummerSlam and Survivor Series events.

The board approved a bid fee of $75,000 for SummerSlam in
August of either 2020, 2021 or 2022. The estimated economic
impact of the event is $6 million.

A bid fee of $50,000 was also approved for Survivor Series
in November of either 2020, 2021 or 2022. The estimated
economic impact of that event is $4 million.

Harvey Wimbush, who works in Orlando, said he thinks it's a
good move for the county.

You bring it here, I guarantee it will pack out every
time, Wimbush said. Little kids to adults like myself will
be involved, guaranteed.

In April 2017, Orlando hosted Wrestlemania 33. According to
an independent study commissioned by WWE, the week worth of
events brought an economic impact of $181.5 million to the
city.

In addition to funding for the wrestling events,
commissioners also approved $137,500 for advertising and
promotion of the Florida Cup competition. The event will be
held in Orlando on Jan. 15.

It was jam packed, Wimbush said. Jam packed. I can tell
you how I know. Its because of the traffic.









































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