Brad Shepard (who broke the XFL scoop in December '17 and was the first to very strongly hint that Tampa got WM36) told me this:The football stadium under construction in Inglewood, which will open in 2020 as the home of the Rams and Chargers, is the front-runner to host WrestleMania 37, according to multiple sources. City and stadium officials would like to use hosting it as a test run for Super Bowl LVI in 2022.
Agree. LA for 37, Atlanta 38, Vegas 39 and probably return to Dallas for the 40th versionI think 37 in LA is pretty much a lock. Although I would love to see Kroenke and Vince doing the press conference together (doubtful Kroenke will be there, he will probably send Rams CEO or something).
Las Vegas Mania is also a lock, but only question is, do they go to Vegas right away or wait a year and avoid back to back west coast Mania? If so, I would venture Atlanta hosting one before Vegas.
That's not really true, especially when you consider the other factors at play. Yes, the Dodgers have led the league in attendance for years, but consider that Dodger Stadium has nearly 4,000 more seats than the league's next-largest venue (Yankee Stadium), which equates to a built-in regular season attendance advantage of at least 320,000 tickets sold every year when compared to any other team. Combine that with the other built-in advantage LA enjoys (the second-biggest population in the US), and LA frankly should be embarrassed if it weren't at or near the top of the list every year.Los Angeles is a huge sports town. Sure, Rams and Chargers attendance hasn't exactly been on par. However, the Dodgers have had top attendance in the MLB for years, and also in that town is one of the most prestigious and storied sports franchises of all time, the Lakers. 16 championships and have had many of the greatest to ever play basketball on that team. Names such as Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Dennis Rodman, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, and most recently, LeBron James. the Staples Center is electric for that team almost every night.
Pls, Nola again no! Surely it is an attractive city, but repeating it too frequently does not help! Same for Florida. I would prefer Minneapolis for 38/39, if for 37 there are no possibilities, instead of Nola!
Florida and NOLA will get it every 3-5 years probably, they very attractive for WWE. LA will no doubt be getting one every 4-5 years as well with the new stadium. I think Minnesota lost their chance for a Mania, had a chance for 33 and 36.Pls, Nola again no! Surely it is an attractive city, but repeating it too frequently does not help! Same for Florida. I would prefer Minneapolis for 38/39, if for 37 there are no possibilities, instead of Nola!
I'd love to have one here in Atlanta, of course, who doesn't want it in their backyard. What really makes it attractive is the Brand new Mercedes-Benz stadium, the thing is incredible! Atlanta is also a huge market plus it's easy to get to from surrounding states.
I can see them doing it in Nashville, San Diego, St. Louis anywhere that will give WWE the freedom to takeover for a week and those towns are good for that kinda event. Even Salt Lake City is good for that too. Nola is a given every few years and somewhere in Florida. Albuquerque would be great if there was a large enough venue. Hopefully we get one in Atlanta soon though.
Brad Shepard:Dave Meltzer on his Saturday podcast essentially said Los Angeles was a done deal. WWE apparently prefers WM 38 to be there but Los Angeles isn't budging.
Regarding the 2021 WrestleMania, this is the update. Los Angeles is the likely destination. The city has put in a bid for it for the new Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. The stadium will be the new home for the Rams and the Chargers, and will have a capacity of 80,240, but will be expanded to 100,000 for the 2022 Super Bowl, World Cup games, Olympic events and other major events. WWE wanted to go in 2022, after the Super Bowl, with the idea they would announce a number bigger than whatever the Super Bowl does and probably also announce a new attendance record for the company. But the city put in a bid for 2021, wanting to use WrestleMania, with so many out-of-town tourists, to kind of test everything out and remove the kinks before the Super Bowl comes the next February.