The location of WrestleMania 37 has been announced as taking place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on March 28, 2021.
The Los Angeles Times broke the story this morning. WresleMania is the biggest wrestling event of the year. It is the Superbowl of pro wrestling. Cities fight for the honor to host the event. It brings in a lot of revenue to the city. The fans have to rent a hotel room, eat and of course pay for the tickets themselves.
“Many people are more excited about us hosting WrestleMania than the Olympics,” Mayor of Inglewood James T. Butts Jr told LA Times. “I was surprised at how popular the WWE [is].”LA Times
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The stadium is still being built and is not expected to be completed until this summer. Initial construction of the stadium began in 2016 and once the stadium is complete it will be the home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.
However, this will obviously be the first WrestleMania in the stadium. It will also be the first big event to take place in the new stadium. The Super Bowl LVI in 2022, College Football Championship Game in 2023 and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028 will follow.
This will be the first WrestleMania in Los Angeles since 2005 when the Staples Center hosted. The capacity for the stadium is expandable to accommodate over 100.000 people. However, this year’s WrestleMania host, Raymond James Stadium, can only hold 75,000 people. This is a huge increase in capacity and just shy of WWE’s all-time attendance record of 101,763.
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WrestleMania will not be the only show in town that week or the following week. The Hall Of Fame ceremony will be held on Thursday, Smackdown Live on Friday and Takeover on Saturday all to held at the Staples Center. A WWE Axess event will be held next door at the Los Angeles Convention Center. On Monday Raw will be held at the Staples Center before WWE takes off to the next town.
“So many of the organizations that came together to attract WrestleMania 37 to Los Angeles were the same ones that worked to bring the Super Bowl to Los Angeles,” John Saboor, WWE executive vice president of special events, told LA Times. “We now regularly host WrestleMania at venues that either hosted the Super Bowl a year or so prior or after and it’s a wonderful opportunity for those regions to build blueprints that they can use for hosting major events such as WrestleMania and the Super Bowl.”LA Times
The event will be most likely the biggest in years. There is no word as to when tickets will go on sale, but it is guaranteed they will go fast. WWE is expected to hold a press conference tomorrow most likely at SoFi Stadium officially announcing the location of the WrestleMania event.
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Sources: LA Times, ProWrestling, WWE, SoFiStadium.com