Minneapolis, Minnesota, could be the host city for WrestleMania 41 in 2025, according to sources close to WCCO-TV/CBS Minneapolis. While it is unclear where the event would occur, the 73,000-seat U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, is a likely candidate.
If Minneapolis were selected, it would be the first time in WWE history that WrestleMania would take place in Minnesota. Although WrestleMania has yet to be held in Minnesota, Minneapolis has hosted other WWE pay-per-view events, including SummerSlam in 1999, Bragging Rights in 2010, and TLC in 2019.
TLC took place only a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic led to shutdowns in the United States, which shows that Minneapolis is a viable option to host major WWE events.
WrestleMania 40 to be Held in Philadelphia
WWE has already announced that WrestleMania 40 will be held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 6 and 7 in 2024.
The event will be followed by a week-long "celebration" of WWE events, including the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, "SmackDown," and the "Raw" after WrestleMania. Lincoln Financial Field has a capacity of over 69,000. This year's WrestleMania, held at SoFi Stadium, was the highest-grossing event in WWE history, with a gate of $21.6 million.
The event saw an attendance of 80,497 on night one and 81,395 on night two, for a combined attendance of 161,892. With the success of this year's event and the excitement surrounding the upcoming WrestleMania, it's no surprise that Minneapolis is being considered a host city for WrestleMania 41.
The city has the infrastructure and resources necessary to accommodate such a large-scale event, and the U.S. Bank Stadium is an ideal location. WrestleMania is the biggest event of the year for WWE, attracting fans from all over the world.
The event is a celebration of wrestling and entertainment, featuring some of the biggest names in the industry. The event is also a significant economic boon for the host city, bringing in millions of dollars in revenue. If Minneapolis is chosen as the host city for WrestleMania 41, it will be a historic moment for the town and WWE.
The event will bring thousands of fans to the city and put Minneapolis on the map as a destination for major sports and entertainment events. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the announcement of the host city for WrestleMania 41 and the start of the planning and preparation for this epic event.