WWE Returning To China (Press Release)
WWE announced they would be returning to China for live events. The is the press release.
WWE Returns to China
June 5, 2013, London – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that it will be returning to Shanghai, China on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Oriental Sports Center. Tickets are available via www.Ticket2010.com.
Fans attending WWE LIVE® will be able to see all their favorite Superstars and Divas in action including WWE Champion John Cena®, Ryback™, Kane®, Daniel Bryan™, Kofi Kingston™, Natalya™ and many more*.
“We are extremely delighted to be back in Shanghai and offer the ‘WWE LIVE’ experience to Chinese fans for the first time,” said Sweesin Wu, WWE’s Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific. “We look forward to showcasing our unique brand of family-friendly entertainment that only WWE can deliver.”
WWE opened an office in Shanghai in 2007 and took part in Expo 2010 Shanghai at the Mercedes Benz Arena giving fans a first look at the WWE live event experience. Last August WWE debuted WWE SmackDown® at the Oriental Sports Center.
*Lineup subject to change, see www.wwe.cn or http://weibo.com/u/2479110454 for details.
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About Oriental Sports Center
The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, also known as the Shanghai Aquatic Sports Center, is a sports venue that started construction on December 30, 2008 and was completed in late 2010.
It hosted the 14th World Aquatics Championships from July 16-31. The center has an indoor arena seating 18,000, an indoor swimming pool seating 5,000, and an outdoor swimming pool also seating 5,000. The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center is close to Huangpu River, next to Expo Park in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area. The total investment was two billion yuan. The center is situated near the Oriental Sports Center Station on the Shanghai Metro.