During a news conference on Thursday and less than a month until WrestleMania 35 takes place at MetLife Stadium, WWE announced the lucky location that will host the biggest event in sports entertainment on
April 5, 2020 – Tampa Bay.
Raymond James Stadium, home to the NFL’s Buccaneers, with a usual capacity of nearly 66,000 will expand to fit 75,000 of the WWE Universe that are expected to flock from around the world. It’s the fourth time that Florida has hosted WrestleMania.
Stephanie McMahon, the chief branding officer of WWE, took a moment during the press conference to talk about the expectations they have for the event and the Tampa Bay community.
“For each of our fans, WrestleMania is a chapter or more in the history their lives,” said McMahon. “People all around the world will be talking about WrestleMania 36 at Raymond James Stadium. Most importantly, our goal is to leave a lasting impression on the community.”
WWE’s biggest show is a big economic boost for the host city as we have seen throughout the years. According to Forbes, WrestleMania is one of the five most valuable sports brands in the world.
In 2016, WrestleMania generated $170 million for the Dallas/Arlington region. In 2017, Orlando got $181 million from the event. And last year in New Orleans, the city got $175 million from hosting the week-long Mania celebration.
WrestleMania 35 will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and can be seen on the WWE Network.