It’s official: the WWE’s pop-culture phenomenon, WrestleMania, is coming to Tampa Bay in 2020!
The event will be hosted in the Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
“Tampa Bay is proud to host WrestleMania,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Our region enjoys a special place in sports entertainment history and has produced many of its iconic figures. We look forward to WWE fans from around the world converging on our city in 2020 to enjoy all that we have to offer.”
This annual gathering is more than a one-day event – it’s a weeklong celebration! In addition to the main event, other activities planned include WrestleMania Axxess, WWE’s interactive fan festival, as well as four nights of events; SmackDown Live; 2020 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; NXT TakeOver; and Monday Night Raw. WWE will also host more than a dozen community outreach events, including hospital visit and Be a STAR bullying prevention rallies to give back to the local region.
“On behalf of everyone at WWE, we thank Mayor Buckhorn and Commissioner [Ken] Hagan for bringing WrestleMania to Tampa Bay for the first time,” said Vince McMahon, WWE chairman and CEO. “I am confident that Tampa Bay will be an outstanding host for our fans around the world.”
“We are honored to bring WrestleMania back to Florida,” said Hillsborough County Commissioner Hagan. “The week of WWE events will not only bring excitement to fans, but also generate a significant economic boom for Tampa Bay’s economy.”
Next year’s event will take place on April 5, 2020. This year, WrestleMania 35 will be held on Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and will be live-streamed around the world on the WWE Network.
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