WWE issued the following today:
WrestleMania(R) XXVII Tickets on Sale This Saturday
STAMFORD, Conn., Nov 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — World Wrestling Entertainment(R) announced today that tickets for its annual global, pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania XXVII, will go on sale this Saturday, November 13 at 10 AM ET. WrestleMania XXVII will take place Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.
Ticket prices range from $25-$850. For the first time in WrestleMania history, there will also be a limited number of “Gold Circle” VIP Packages available for $1,000. The Gold Circle packages include seating in the first two rows ringside, an exclusive Gold Circle VIP Stadium Entrance with a special welcome from a WWE(R) Superstar, a collectible WrestleMania XXVII ticket holder and the commemorative WrestleMania XXVII take-home folding chair. Tickets can be purchased through the Georgia Dome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.
Last year, a capacity crowd of 72,219 fans from all 50 states and 26 countries attended WrestleMania XXVI at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. WrestleMania is more than just a one day event, it’s a week long celebration, as WWE will be taking over the greater Atlanta area during WrestleMania Week. In addition to WrestleMania XXVII, other activities will include: WrestleMania Axxess — WWE’s interactive fan festival; WrestleMania Reading Challenge Competition; WrestleMania Pro-Am Golf Tournament; and the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Additional information on these events will be announced in the future at www.wrestlemania.com.
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