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WrestleMania 32, Dallas Cowboys have something in common

Roman Reigns is in the main event of WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium Sunday.
Roman Reigns is in the main event of WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium Sunday. WWE

WrestleMania 32 is big.

AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, is big.

In a state where size matters, WrestleMania 32 and AT&T Stadium, which has the world’s largest center-hung scoreboard, are a good fit.

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event will held Sunday at 5 p.m. at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

In short, it’s a big deal.

“It’s one of the more significant events that we’ve had, in its own way as a presentation, at the stadium,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “I will be there.”

WrestleMania is making its third appearance in Texas, but its first appearance in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The two previous times were in Houston (WrestleMania 17 and WrestleMania 25).

With its first appearance in Arlington, WrestleMania 32 joins an impressive list of big-time events, either by attendance or stature, at the venue.

The stadium, which opened in 2009, has become the ultimate big stage for sports and entertainment.

Here’s a look at a few:

▪  Super Bowl XLV was held on Feb. 6, 2011. Green Bay beat Pittsburgh 31-25 in front of a crowd of 103,219.

▪  The 2010 NBA All-Star game was held on Feb. 14, 2010. The game drew 108,713 fans. It was the biggest crowd ever for an NBA All-Star Game, the most spectators to at a basketball game (college or pro) and was the largest crowd in American professional sports history. The East beat the West 141-139.

▪  The NCAA men’s basketball Final Four was held April 5-7 in 2014. The combined attendance for the two-day semifinals and finals was 158,682. UConn beat Kentucky 60-54 for the title in front of an NCAA men’s championship game record crowd of 79,238.

▪  The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship was played Jan. 4, 2015 with Ohio State beating Oregon 42-20 in front of 85,689.

▪  The Academy of Country Music Awards held its 50th anniversary awards show on April 19, 2015 and set the Guinness World Record for the highest attendance at an awards show broadcast with 70,252.

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WrestleMania 32

When: Sunday, 5 p.m.

Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Tickets: $42 to $2,360

WrestleMania Axxess

When: Thursday through Sunday

Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas

Tickets: $55

Sessions:

Thursday: 6-10 p.m.

Friday: 5-9 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m.-Noon; 1-5 p.m.; 6-10 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m.-Noon

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