There was an unexpected WWE announcement during the Saturday night NFL on NBC pre-game show. The announcement included the reveal that WWE is going to have a two-night WrestleMania event this year just like last year.
The dates are as follows:
WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida on Saturday, April 10, 2021 and Sunday, April 11, 2021.
WrestleMania 38 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
WrestleMania 39 at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
TJR Thoughts: I’m all for the two-night WrestleMania plan. It’s possible there will be some fans in attendance since it’s an outdoor stadium, but that’s not known for sure right now.
This press release was sent out by WWE and also appears on WWE.com as well.
STAMFORD, Conn., – January 16, 2021 – WWE today announced upcoming host cities for its annual pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, from 2021-23.
- Tampa Bay: WrestleMania 37 presented by SNICKERS, Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium.
- Arlington/Dallas: WrestleMania 38, Sunday, April 3, 2022 at AT&T Stadium.
- Inglewood/Los Angeles: WrestleMania 39, Sunday, April 2, 2023 at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park.
Watch the official announcement made by John Cena, Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman, Sasha Banks, Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque.
“Florida is excited to welcome back WrestleMania to Tampa in April at Raymond James Stadium. Florida has continued to work with professional sports and entertainment to safely operate while generating revenue and protecting jobs. WrestleMania will bring tens of millions of dollars to the Tampa area and we look forward to hosting more sporting and entertainment events in Florida this year,” said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“The opportunity for Tampa Bay to host WrestleMania in April is, in true WWE fashion, the perfect comeback story and marks a clear indication that our beautiful city is poised to bounce back stronger than ever. We can’t wait to once again showcase all that team Tampa Bay has to offer,” added Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.
“We are elated for WrestleMania’s return to Arlington’s AT&T Stadium and look forward to building upon the success from 2016 when more than 101,000 fans were in attendance for WrestleMania 32,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams.
“The City of Inglewood looks forward to the opportunity to host WrestleMania in 2023 and celebrates the deferral of this year’s event to Tampa Bay so they can have their
rightful WrestleMania moment. Our time will come,” said Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr.
“On behalf of everyone at WWE, we thank Governor DeSantis, Mayor Castor, Mayor Williams and Mayor Butts for their graciousness and flexibility in what was a collaborative effort to bring the next three WrestleManias to these iconic stadiums in their world-class cities,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO.
In coordination with local partners and government officials, WWE will announce ticket availability and safety protocols for WrestleMania 37 in the coming weeks. Information on additional WrestleMania Week events is forthcoming.
Here’s a comedic video from WWE with the announcement.
If there’s an official post from WWE about this then I will update the post later.