Philadelphia will probably be internet hosting professional wrestling’s greatest occasion in 2024.
Wrestlemania 40, the WWE’s Tremendous Bowl, is about for Lincoln Monetary Area on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2024.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the Eagles, the Philadelphia Conference and Guests Bureau, PHL Sports activities, and WWE confirmed the occasion on Wednesday morning.
The final time WWE held its flagship in Philadelphia was Wrestlemania XV on March 28, 1999, on the then-named First Union Heart. An introduced crowd of 20,276 with a gate of $1,437,050 watched the primary of what turned out to be a Wrestlemania trilogy between two of the trade’s greatest stars: “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“Philadelphia is happy to host WrestleMania for the primary time in 25 years,” stated Philadelphia Conference and Guests Bureau President & CEO Gregg Caren. “The mix of Philadelphia’s passionate followers becoming a member of forces with WWE’s worldwide fan base will create an unbelievable electrical energy all through town.”
Since WM XV the occasion has grown dramatically and is now held in main stadiums over two days. Final 12 months’s occasion was held on the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and Wrestlemania 39 will probably be held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the house of the Tremendous Bowl champion Rams in addition to the LA Chargers, in April of 2023.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are thrilled to associate with WWE as WrestleMania makes its much-anticipated return to Philadelphia in 2024,” stated Eagles President and PHL Sports activities Chair Don Smolenski. “We’re excited to assist showcase the trade’s most iconic occasion in entrance of a world viewing viewers and stay up for offering WWE followers in attendance with a first-class expertise at Lincoln Monetary Area.”
Along with the occasion, Wrestlemania week is scheduled to incorporate Friday Night time SmackDown, the 2024 WWE Corridor of Fame Ceremony, and the following Monday Night time Uncooked at Wells Fargo Heart.
Different fan occasions will probably be in Heart Metropolis on the Pennsylvania Conference Heart and WWE will even host a number of group outreach occasions, together with hospital visits and Be a STAR bullying prevention rallies, designed to offer again to the Delaware Valley.Over the previous decade, Wrestlemania has generated greater than $1.25 billion in cumulative financial affect for the cities which have hosted the occasion.
“We’re proud to welcome WWE followers from all over the world to Philadelphia to be part of the historic fortieth WrestleMania in 2024,” stated Kenney. “The week-long collection of occasions will assist put a world highlight on our nice metropolis whereas additionally producing a serious affect for our native financial system.”
“On behalf of WWE, we’re thrilled to convey WrestleMania again to the Metropolis of Brotherly Love,” stated WWE Govt Vice President of Particular Occasions John Saboor.