And just how much of a tourist city is it? Are there factors that would turn off or just not appeal to traveling fans? I mean it's not necessarily a demographic at large that you'd expect to want to check out the New Orleans music scene, among other things.
I will take the controversial stance that when it comes to Wrestlemania, the economy and overall wrestling climate are bigger factors than the lineup, and that goes for both the gate and PPV buys.
With the gate you also have to factor in the local market. Does it have a large population base? Is it a traditionally strong market for WWE/wrestling in general? Is it a tourist hub? Is it easy to fly to? Lots of variables there.
Plus isn't New Orleans the smallest market by far to get one of the modern (city bidding/stadium show) WrestleManias? The economic impact studies usually break down local vs traveling ticket sales, don't they? I know the previous year in NY was massive for local sales.