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WWE WrestleMania 40 location: Philadelphia to host wrestling’s biggest event in 2024

 

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WWE introduced Wednesday that Philadelphia will function host WrestleMania 40 on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2024. The 2-day occasion making a serious anniversary for WWE can be held at Lincoln Monetary Area, residence of the NFL‘s Philadelphia Eagles.

WrestleMania 40 would be the first time WWE has held their flagship occasion in Philadelphia since 1999, when WrestleMania XV happened at Wells Fargo Heart, then named First Union Heart. Within the years since, WWE has moved away from arenas and into stadiums for his or her largest occasions. So, whereas WrestleMania XV had a claimed attendance of 19,514, WrestleMania 40 will possible be over 80,000.

“On behalf of WWE, we’re thrilled to convey WrestleMania again to the Metropolis of Brotherly Love,” WWE government vp of particular occasions John Saboor mentioned within the official press launch.  “We thank all of our native companions who had been integral in making this long-awaited return a actuality.”

WrestleMania grew to become a two-night occasion starting in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas that yr noticed the occasion held within the WWE Efficiency Heart in Orlando with no followers in attendance, WWE caught to the two-night strategy with partial crowds in 2021 earlier than the 2022 version noticed full-capacity at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The primary WrestleMania was held at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis in 1985. The occasion, which featured a number of celebrities and was headlined by Hulk Hogan and Mr. T dealing with Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff, endlessly modified the wrestling panorama.

WrestleMania 39 will happen at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on April 1 and a pair of, 2023.

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