WWE have announced the location of WrestleMania 40 and have confirmed that once again the show will be running for 2 nights.
As announced by WWE on Wednesday July 27th, WrestleMania will be returning to Philadelphia for the first time in over 20 years on Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th 2024. The Showcase of the Immortals will be broadcast live from the Lincoln Financial Field, which most notably serves as the home stadium pf the NFL team the Philadelphia Eagles.
The full press release from WWE is as follows:
STAMFORD, Conn., July 27, 2022 – Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, PHL Sports and WWE are proud to announce that Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 40, on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2024. The news was first reported by Philadelphia Inquirer and Sports Business Journal.
WrestleMania is more than a two-day event; it’s a week-long celebration. In addition to WrestleMania, other events will include Friday Night SmackDown, the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony and Monday Night Raw at Wells Fargo Center as well as other fan events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. In addition, WWE will also host multiple community outreach events, including hospital visits and Be a STAR® bullying prevention rallies, designed to give back to the local region.
Over the past decade, WrestleMania has generated more than $1.25 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event. This past April, 156,352 fans from all 50 states and 53 countries attended WrestleMania at AT&T Stadium, generating a record $206.5 million economic windfall for the Dallas/Arlington region.
“We are proud to welcome WWE fans from around the world to Philadelphia to be a part of the historic 40th WrestleMania in 2024,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “The week-long series of events will help put a global spotlight on our great city while also generating a major impact for our local economy.”
“Philadelphia is excited to host WrestleMania for the first time in 25 years,” said Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau President & CEO Gregg Caren. “The combination of Philadelphia’s passionate fans joining forces with WWE’s worldwide fan base will create an incredible electricity throughout the city for the events at Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.”
“The Philadelphia Eagles are thrilled to partner with WWE as WrestleMania makes its much-anticipated return to Philadelphia in 2024,” said Philadelphia Eagles President and PHL Sports Chair Don Smolenski. “We are excited to help showcase the industry’s most iconic event in front of a global viewing audience and look forward to providing WWE fans in attendance with a first-class experience at Lincoln Financial Field.”
“On behalf of WWE, we are thrilled to bring WrestleMania back to the City of Brotherly Love,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor. “We thank all of our local partners who were integral in making this long-awaited return a reality.”
Additional information on WrestleMania at Lincoln Financial Field will be announced in the near future.
The last time that Philadelphia hosted a WrestleMania was back in 1999 for WrestleMania 15, which was hosted at the First Union Center. The main event saw the second match in the WrestleMania trilogy between The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
The announcement now confirms the locations for the next two WrestleManias, with WrestleMania 39 taking place in Hollywood in April 2023.
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