WrestleMania 35 in 2019 is headed to New Jersey. That’s according to NJ.com, who reports that WWE will officially announce the deal on Friday.
The event will be held at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which is the same venue that hosted WrestleMania 29 in 2013 (The Rock vs. John Cena II). It’s the same venue where the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets play their football games.
The 2013 event was promoted as being in New Jersey and New York, so that’s what will probably happen again. There’s just not a NFL sized stadium in New York, so that’s why New Jersey gets to host WrestleMania. It’s an outdoor stadium, so there is a threat for rain although snow is unlikely.
Here’s what they wrote on NJ.com about the announcement.
On Friday morning, WWE will announce that WrestleMania 35 will be hosted at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford next year, two sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NJ Advance Media on Thursday.
The sources asked for anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.
Adam Hopkins, a spokesman for WWE, would not confirm the coming announcement when contacted by NJ Advance Media. MetLife Stadium officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The announcement will be made at MetLife Stadium on Friday morning at 11 a.m.
This news was expected for nearly two months because Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports tweeted about it.
BREAKING: #WrestleMania 35 will be held back at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey (promoted as New York). Philadelphia and Detroit were the other frontrunners but I'm told NY is a done deal at this point.
— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) January 31, 2018
The rumored date of WresttleMania 35 is April 7, 2019.
The announced attendance for WrestleMania 29 at Met Life Stadium was 80,676 people. As we all know, WWE likes to add people to their numbers. The legit number was probably less than that, but it’s still going to be over 70,000 people in the biggest market in the US.