Wrestlemania 37 To Take Place In Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium
WWE have confirmed that Wrestlemania 37 will take place at Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium, meaning over 100,000 people could be live at next year's event.
'Mania' next year will take place on March 28th with the venue being confirmed today by the WWE. In a statement Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said, "There is nothing quite like WrestleMania Week.
"It is a one-of-a-kind event that provides an economic boost to the region - and fans from around the world will find a city that is ready to host them and welcomes the spectacle."
BREAKING: #WrestleMania 37 is going Hollywood!- WWE (@WWE) February 10, 2020
Next year's Showcase of the Immortals is set to take place at @SoFiStadium, and @mckenzienmitch is here with everything you need to know. pic.twitter.com/pRazrrIVhm
WWE chairman & CEO Vince McMahon also made a statement saying, "On behalf of everyone at WWE, we are excited to bring WrestleMania back to Los Angeles.
"WrestleMania will set the bar for future sports and entertainment events held at SoFi Stadium as we add this facility to the list of iconic venues that have hosted our pop-culture extravaganza."
The SoFi stadium will be the new home of both the LA Rams and LA Chargers in the NFL from this year. It holds 70,240 for American Football but will be expandable up to 100,240 for wrestling.
WWE also confirmed that the STAPLES Centre will hold Friday Night Smackdown, NXT TakeOver and Monday Night RAW, whilst Wrestlemania Axxess and the Hall of Fame ceremony will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Next year will the fourth time the company has held the biggest event of their year in Los Angeles. Wrestlemania II was held in three locations, with one of them being the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
'Mania' VII was held in the same venue and it took another 14 years for the next time LA held the pay-per-view with 2005's Wrestlemania 21 being held at the STAPLES Centre.
That last event came with the strapline 'Wrestlemania goes Hollywood', and was accompanied by the wrestlers appearing in film trailer parodies, and it looks like they'll be a similar theme to 2021's event.
This year's event is taking place in April in Tampa at the Raymond James Stadium and Drew McIntyre will take on Brock Lesnar for the WWE champion Brock Lesnar after winning last month's Royal Rumble.