It was earlier reported that Orlando, Tampa and Minnesota are putting in bids to host WWE’s biggest Pay-Per-View event of the year, WrestleMania in the near future.
On May8, 2018, ClickOrlando reported that commissioners of Orange County will be voting on a plan to spend a whopping $1 million to bring WrestleMania back to their city. Orlando hosted WrestleMania 33 and the city is in hopes of convincing the WWE to bring WrestleMania back to Central Florida in 2023 or 2025. It is to be noted that the commissioners have also agreed to spend $2 million to host the Special Olympic Games in 2022. The money for both events is said to come from tourist tax dollars.
Tampa is aiming to get WrestleMania either in 2024 or in 2023, 2025 by outbidding Orlando and they are also placing a strong bid to get a future Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View event. Minnesota is hoping to host WrestleMania in 2020 or 2021.
The main reason behind the bid wars between the cities to host WrestleMania is because of the fact that WWE’s biggest event has an economic impact of about $150 million, as per officials. Reports suggest that WWE officials will be meeting with officials in Minnesota later in 2018.
List of cities that have hosted WrestleMania over the past 5 years:
WrestleMania 30: New Orleans, Louisiana (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
WrestleMania 31: Santa Clara, California (Levi’s Stadium)
WrestleMania 32: Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium)
WrestleMania 33: Orlando, Florida (Camping World Stadium)
WrestleMania 34: New Orleans, Louisiana (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
WrestleMania 35 will air live from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 7, 2019.