WrestleMania 30 coming to New Orleans in 2014

By The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Wrestling fans can be expected to pour in New Orleans beginning April 6, 2014, when WrestleMania XXX arrives at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The four-day event ends with a pay-per-view event at the Superdome.

The official announcement came Monday at a news conference in New Orleans by civic, sports and tourism leaders and by executives from the media company, World Wrestling Entertainment, which organizes WrestleMania.

In a news release, the WWE says the event will be televised to more than 100 countries.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says in a statement that the city has played host to some of the greatest sports and entertainment events in the world over the past two years. He says hosting WrestleMania is a great way to continue this unprecedented streak.

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