On July 27, WWE announced in a press release and on social media that Philadelphia will be the venue for WrestleMania 40. The event is the biggest wrestling show of the year, and its impact on local business cannot be overestimated. Fans flock from all over the world to witness the spectacular WrestleMania weekend. The 40th event will be held at Lincoln Financial Field, the home stadium of the NFL Philadelphia Eagles.
The stadium, which is often called “Link”, accommodates more than 67,000 people and has been open since 2003. The last time a Wrestlemania was held in Philadelphia was in 1999 as part of the 15th event. This happened at the Wells Fargo Center, which accommodates about 20,000 people. It’s fair to say that wrestling and WWE have come a long way since then.”Mania 15 is remembered for the main event in which Steve Austin, “Cold Stone”, fought Rock in a non-disqualification match for the then WWF championship.
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According to a press release: “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 in Wells. Fargo Center, as well as other fan events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. In addition, WWE will also host several community outreach events, including hospital visits and Be a STAR bullying prevention rallies designed to help the local region.” The release also notes that the cumulative economic effect of WrestleMania for the host cities amounted to more than $ 1.25 billion. During last year’s WrestleMania 38, more than $200 million was received for the Austin/Arlington region.
WWE is Likely to have Success at WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia
WWE is preparing for SummerSlam this weekend, but now fans know where the landmark WrestleMania 40 will take place. The company always tries to make this week special, but it’s fair to assume that everything possible will be done to make the 40th edition truly memorable. Not to mention the brilliance of WrestleMania 39, which is due to take place at SoFi Stadium in California, but there is something special about the momentous event reaching round numbers. Consider WrestleMania 30, where Brock Lesnar interrupted the Undertaker’s winless streak at Showcase Of The Immortals. The impact of this booking choice is still felt today, despite the fact that that match took place in 2014.
Philadelphia is one of the best wrestling cities in the United States and should be a red-hot crowd for both nights of the event. The Eagles are also partnering with WWE to showcase WrestleMania 40. It is not known when the tickets will go on sale, but the press release promises that additional information will be published in the near future.