WWE Moves WrestleMania 37 to Tampa Bay, Sets Dallas and LA for 38, 39
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WWE is officially moving WrestleMania 37 to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. The date has likewise moved from March 28 to a two-night occasion on April 10 and 11.
In addition, the sports home entertainment company also announced that WrestleMania 38 will happen in Arlington/Dallas at the AT&T Stadium on April 3, 2022, and WrestleMania 39 will take location in Inglewood/Los Angeles at the SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park on April 2, 2023.
” The chance for Tampa Bay to host WrestleMania in April is, in true WWE fashion, the ideal resurgence story and marks a clear indication that our lovely city is poised to bounce back more powerful than ever,” said Tampa mayor Jane Castor. “We can’t wait to as soon as again display all that group Tampa Bay needs to offer.”
WWE’s flagship pay-per-view was initially supposed to happen at the recently constructed SoFi Stadium this year, but those plans have shifted in the middle of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The majority of significant sports venues throughout the nation are still not allowing in-person presence at live occasions, but Florida has been enabling fans to attend in a limited capacity. Ticket info and security procedures will be announced for WrestleMania 37 in the coming weeks, as will info about other WrestleMania week occasions.
” The City of Inglewood looks forward to the chance to host WrestleMania in 2023 and commemorates the deferment of this year’s occasion to Tampa Bay so they can have their rightful WrestleMania minute,” said Inglewood mayor James T. Butts Jr. “Our time will come.”
WWE utilized a similar strategy with WrestleMania in 2020, which was shot with no audience at the company’s performance center in Orlando, Florida. It was recorded in late March and aired throughout 2 nights on April 4 and 5. The event got primarily favorable reviews from fans, who praised matches such as Drew McIntyre’s win over Brock Lesnar for the WWE Champion along with the Boneyard Match between The Undertaker and AJ Designs.
” We are elated for WrestleMania’s go back to Arlington’s AT&T Stadium and anticipate building on the success from 2016 when more than 101,000 fans were in participation for WrestleMania 32,” stated Arlington mayor Jeff Williams.
The relocation also occurs two months after WWE revealed that it was moving its ThunderDome residency from the Amway Center in Orlando to Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay. The company began using the ThunderDome set in August, which features large LED screens that practically bring fans into the arena through live video.
” On behalf of everybody at WWE, we thank Governor DeSantis, Mayor Castor, Mayor Williams and Mayor Butts for their graciousness and flexibility in what was a collective effort to bring the next three WrestleManias to these iconic arenas in their first-rate cities,” said WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
Per WWE, tapings at ThunderDome are closed sets with only necessary workers in participation. Health and wellness protocols, consisting of COVID-19 testing, social distancing, and wearing masks are likewise in result. Still, the risk of COVID remains very genuine, with WWE announcing last week that McIntyre had tested favorable for the virus and was positioned in quarantine.
” Florida is thrilled to invite back WrestleMania to Tampa in April at Raymond James Stadium,” stated Florida guv Ron DeSantis. “Florida has continued to work with professional sports and entertainment to securely run while producing income and safeguarding jobs. WrestleMania will bring 10s of countless dollars to the Tampa area and we eagerly anticipate hosting more sporting and home entertainment occasions in Florida this year.”