WWE introduced Wednesday that Philadelphia will function host WrestleMania 40 on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2024. The two-day occasion making a serious anniversary for WWE will probably be held at Lincoln Financial Field, 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 came about at Wells Fargo Center, then named First Union Center. In 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 probably be over 80,000.
“On behalf of WWE, we’re thrilled to deliver WrestleMania again to the City of Brotherly Love,” WWE govt vice chairman of particular occasions John Saboor mentioned within the official press launch. “We thank all of our native companions who have been integral in making this long-awaited return a actuality.”
WrestleMania turned a two-night occasion starting in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While that yr noticed the occasion held within the WWE Performance Center in Orlando with no followers in attendance, WWE caught to the two-night method with partial crowds in 2021 earlier than the 2022 version noticed full-capacity at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The first WrestleMania was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1985. The occasion, which featured a number of celebrities and was headlined by Hulk Hogan and Mr. T going through Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff, ceaselessly modified the wrestling panorama.
WrestleMania 39 will happen at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on April 1 and a couple of, 2023.