Although WWE's initial plans were to hold this year's Wrestlemania in Tampa Bay, and next year's from Hollywood's SoFi Stadium, in two unforgettable editions of the Showcase of the Immortals, due to the global pandemic that hit the entire globe and also the number one company in the pro-wrestling discipline very hard, the McMahons immediately had to change their plans, moving the most anticipated event of this year to the Performance Center in Orlando and reporting instead next year's edition in Tampa, site of this year's event.
WWE would now be determined to air the next most anticipated event of the year, right from the stadium where it was supposed to air last April, namely the Raymond James Stadium, which will also be the future home of the Super Bowl LV, with the organizers of the most popular sporting event in the world, who are already preparing the stadium with the necessary checks and procedures, to allow fans to be present in a physical and not only virtual way.
Considering that well-known sports journalist Adam Shefter has already compiled an estimate of the fans who will enter the Tampa stadium for the Super Bowl, from there it would also be easy to hypothesize how many WWE Universe fans can follow WrestleMania 37 live.
Since the Super Bowl’s expected attendance is around 13,000 to 15,000 that likely means that WWE’s show of shows will have around the same numbers.
Update on WrestleMania 37
It should also be noted that WWE events usually have different available seats than NFL games since a portion of the bleachers is typically blocked off due to the stage obstructing the view.
They can also seat fans on the field. For the Super Bowl, fans will be in pods placed six feet apart from each other. We’ll have to see what WWE decides to do, but they will likely draw a lot of attention no matter how they plan on filling the stadium.
It's been reported that WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon has been privately holding out hope for a full capacity WrestleMania 37, but the league and stadium officials may prevent that from happening, despite what the state says.
For those who missed it, WWE issued the following statement earlier this month when asked about the possible WrestleMania 37 venue change: "We have nothing to report and given the current environment, we continue to monitor locations for all of our potential events."
WWE's WrestleMania 37 is currently scheduled for Sunday, March 28. The company still has the WrestleMania location listed as So-Fi Stadium in Hollywood, but it's believed that they will be announcing Raymond James Stadium in Tampa as the new venue soon.
Raymond James Stadium is where WrestleMania 36 was originally scheduled to take place before the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year.