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WWF announces WrestleMania plans


The WWF has Texas-sized plans for next year's WrestleMania.

They've even changed the naming convention slightly, and are calling the April 1, 2001 extravaganza WrestleMania X-Seven.

The show itself will be in the The Reliant Astrodome in Houston, with the Axxess Fan Festival next door at the Reliant Hall.

WWF honcho Vince McMahon and a stable of his stars were on hand today in Houston at the Pavilion (next to the Astrodome) to promote ticket sales.

Tickets for WrestleMania go on sale this Saturday at the Reliant Astrodome Box Office, all Texas Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at 713-581-1993, or through the wwf.com web site. Ticket prices (in U.S. dollars) are $500 (Platinum Ringside Seats -- Keep Your Commemorative chair), $150 (Golden Ringside Seats), $100, $75, $50, $35 and $20. A portion of the proceeds for every ticket sold for the event will be donated to the Readers are Leaders Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to improve education.

"Early indications are that this year's WrestleMania will be the most highly anticipated event in World Wrestling Federation history. Travel arrangements have already been booked by fans in 36 states and 10 countries," said Bob Collins, Senior Vice President of Promotions for WWFE, in a press release. "Our loyal fans from Houston and from around the world are in for an unforgettable weekend."

The Axxess festival is supposed to be 550,000 square feet, about four times the size of the festival in Anaheim last year. [April 2000 story: Fans get Axxess to WWF stars] The WrestleMania.com web site promises more autograph and exhibit booths than in previous years.

-- SLAM! Wrestling

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