WrestleMania is going going, back back, to Cali Cali.
The Los Angeles Times reports that WrestleMania 37 will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on March 28, 2021. WWE will hold a press conference later on Tuesday.
SoFi Stadium can hold up to 70,240 fans, but can be expanded to hold up to 100,240 for events such as WrestleMania.
BREAKING: #WrestleMania 37 is going Hollywood!— WWE (@WWE) February 10, 2020
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This marks the first WrestleMania in California since WrestleMania 31, which took place in Santa Clara. This is the first WrestleMania to be held in Inglewood and the seventh WrestleMania to be held in California. WrestleMania has taken place in Los Angeles three times, Anaheim twice, and Santa Clara once.
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. and WWE (NYSE: 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,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “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,” said Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. “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.”
“On behalf of everyone at WWE, we are excited to bring WrestleMania back to Los Angeles,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “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 NightSmackDown, 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 Bay and streams live around the world on WWE Network.
Here's a look at the WrestleMania 2021 schedule:
March 25 – WWE Hall Of Fame – Staples Center
March 26 – WWE SmackDown – Staples Center
March 27 – NXT TakeOver – Staples Center
March 28 – WrestleMania 37 – SoFi Stadium
March 29 – WWE Raw – Staples Center
Furthermore, the Los Angeles Convention Center will play host to WrestleMania Axxess for the weekend.