WWE has selected Philadelphia as its venue for Wrestlemania 2024. On Wednesday, Jim Kenney of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that WWE, PHL Sports, and WWE had chosen Philadelphia as their city and venue for Wrestlemania 2024. WrestleMania 40 Lincoln Financial Field will host the event in Philadephia on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2024. The Philadelphia InquirerAnd Sports Business JournalWe were the first ones to report the news.
Additionally, WrestleMania 40, WWE SmackDownThe 2024 WWE Hall of Fame Celebration and WWE RawIt will take place in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center. A variety of fan events will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. WWE will also host numerous community events.
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“We are proud to welcome WWE fans from around the world to Philadelphia to be a part of the historic 40th WrestleMania in 2024,”In a statement, Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Mayor, said. “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,” Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau President & CEO Gregg Caren said. “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 last time WrestleManiaWrestlemania XV, which took place in Philadelphia in 1999, was the last time that was in Philadelphia. The First Union Center, now called the Wells Fargo Center, hosted the event. Stone Cold Steve Austin was the main event. The Rock. The Undertaker also took on The Big Boss Man in a Hell in a Cell match. Wrestlemania XV was also Gorilla Monsoon’s final WWE appearance before his death in October 1999.
Lincoln Financial Field was opened in 2003, and it is now the home of Philadelphia Eagles. It also houses the Temple Owls football team, as well as this year’s AmryNavy Game. “The Philadelphia Eagles are thrilled to partner with WWE as WrestleMania makes its much-anticipated return to Philadelphia in 2024,”Don Smolenski, President of the Philadelphia Eagles and PHL Sports Chair, said. “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.”