WrestleMania is going back to La La Land.
WWE just announced via their website that WrestleMania 37 will be headed to Los Angeles, confirming an initial report by Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times. Markazi first reported Los Angeles was a strong front-runner to host the event last April.
Similar to the logos in the last several years, the branding of the event has the number 37 removed, with next year’s event being marketed as “WrestleMania Hollywood.” The event will be hosted at the soon to be open SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. You can see WWE’s full announcement (with trailer) below:
WrestleMania is going Hollywood.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. and WWE are proud to announce that SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park in Los Angeles will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
“There is nothing quite like WrestleMania Week,” Garcetti said. “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.”
“The city of Inglewood is thrilled to say that WrestleMania will add to the growing number of national and internationally followed events that will be hosted in our city over the next eight years,” Butts said. “WrestleMania brings excitement and is followed by almost every age demographic. With the scheduling of this marquee event, we can say without contradiction, the only thing that has changed in Inglewood is…everything.”
“WrestleMania is one of the world’s most-watched events, and we are proud to welcome WWE to the Inglewood community,” said Jason Gannon, Managing Director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “WWE’s commitment to community is consistent with our mission to provide a lasting positive impact in the community. We look forward to making a difference with WWE.” This will mark the first WrestleMania in Los Angeles since WrestleMania 21.
“On behalf of everyone at WWE, we are excited to bring WrestleMania back to Los Angeles,” WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon said. “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.”
WrestleMania is more than just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration. In addition to WrestleMania 37, other events include Friday Night SmackDown, NXT TakeOver and Monday Night Raw at Staples Center, WrestleMania Axxess — WWE’s interactive fan festival at the Los Angeles Convention Center — as well as the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. WWE will also host more than a dozen community outreach events, including hospital visits and Be a STAR bullying prevention rallies, designed to give back to the local region.
Over the past 13 years, WrestleMania has generated more than $1.3 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event. This year, WrestleMania 36 takes place Sunday, April 5, from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., and streams live around the world on WWE Network.
SoFi Stadium is scheduled to open July 25-26 with a seating capacity of 70,000 for football games. It was also noted that the stadium’s capacity can be expanded to accommodate 100,000 and it is being considered for WrestleMania.