Rumors have been swirling for months about moving WrestleMania 37 from SoFi Stadium to Raymond James Stadium. This is due to this year’s event being cancelled and moved to the WWE Performance Center. WWE has issued a statement to Jon Alba concerning this:
A statement from a #WWE rep to me regarding the report of WrestleMania from Los Angeles to Tampa (An edit from my previous tweet):
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) October 2, 2020
While the rumors have been circulating for some time from WrestleVotes, this is the first official statement WWE has made. WrestleVotes is still reporting that the plan is to move WrestleMania 37 to Tampa, then hold WrestleMania 38 at SoFi Stadium.
Now that news is out, I can say that WWE has had Tampa listed as the host city internally for over a month. The battle w/ the city of Los Angeles about who can legally cancel the event & when is still underway. However, IF we get a traditional WrestleMania, Tampa Bay will host.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) October 2, 2020
If this plan does indeed happen, both events would take place just over a month after the same locations host the Super Bowl. WWE is wanting to get this resolved as quickly as possible so they can potentially get tickets on sale. What’s not known is how COVID-19 will impact travel and attendance, as well as the events that typically take place during WrestleMania week.
Jason’s Jest: I’m interested in seeing how this turns out. If it goes through, having both the Super Bowl and WrestleMania at the same locations could be a major economic boost for the local areas.