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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) revealed on Saturday that its 2021 WrestleMania 37 event will take place in Tampa Bay in April.
“Florida is excited to welcome back WrestleMania to Tampa in April at Raymond James Stadium. Florida has continued to work with professional sports and entertainment to safely operate while generating revenue and protecting jobs. WrestleMania will bring tens of millions of dollars to the Tampa area and we look forward to hosting more sporting and entertainment events in Florida this year,” said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor added, “The opportunity for Tampa Bay to host WrestleMania in April is, in true WWE fashion, the perfect comeback story and marks a clear indication that our beautiful city is poised to bounce back stronger than ever. We can’t wait to once again showcase all that team Tampa Bay has to offer.”
In 2020, WrestleMania 36 happened without fans due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in the form of a pay-per-view live-streamed presentation. Amid the ongoing pandemic, safety protocols will be announced for WrestleMania 37 in the coming weeks, along with ticket availability.
The two-day event will be hosted at the Raymond James Stadium on April 10 and 11.
Meanwhile, WrestleMania 38 is set for Dallas at the AT&T stadium in April; and WrestleMania 39 is scheduled for Los Angeles in the following year.
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said in a statement that “it was a collaborative effort to bring the next three WrestleManias to these iconic stadiums in their world class cities.”
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