Global Warning : Press Release on Attendance Record

Posted by Mike Sheahan on 08:07:10 13/08/02:

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 12, 2002--World Wrestling Entertainment's(TM) Global Warning Tour(TM) in Melbourne, Australia, broke the attendance record at Colonial Stadium on Saturday, August 10.

More than 56,700 people were at the event, breaking the previous attendance record. The Global Warning Tour Melbourne grossed approximately $5.7 million Australian dollars (US$3 million).

More than 8,000 fans attended the two-day WWE Fan Frenzy(TM) leading up to the live event at Colonial Stadium. The fan festival included WWE(TM) Superstar autographs, exclusive WWE(TM) memorabilia, merchandise and collectibles, and an arena size X-Box interactive area.
"We received a tremendous response from our fans in Australia and we thank them for their support and hospitality," said Roger Marment, WWE's Executive Vice President, International Business Development. "We are looking forward to an encore performance next year. This tour has kick started our business in Australia, and is another example of the international strength of our brand."