WRESTLEMANIA 40: WWE WrestleMania returns to Philadelphia in 2024 at Lincoln Financial Field (Philly.com)


Posted on 7/27/122 by Bob Magee



WWE WrestleMania returns to Philadelphia
in 2024 at Lincoln Financial Field


Professional wrestling's signature event
has not been in Philadelphia since 1999.
Last year’s WrestleMania at AT&T Stadium --
the home of the Dallas Cowboys drew 156,352
fans over two nights.


by Matt Breen
Updated 6 minutes ago

It will be body slams and elbow drops
instead of tackles and sacks at Lincoln
Financial Field when WWE’s WrestleMania
returns to Philadelphia in 2024 for the
first time in 25 years.

The event — which will be the 40th edition
of professional wrestling’s signature
showcase — will take place on April 6 and 7
of 2024.

WrestleMania is the latest in a series of
big sporting events that are coming to
Philadelphia as the FIFA men’s World Cup and
MLB All-Star Game have been announced for
2026 and the U.S. Open will return to Merion
Golf Club in 2030.

WWE started holding WrestleMania over two
nights in 2020 and the event has been held
exclusively in football stadiums since 2007,
except when ‘Mania was moved in 2020 during
the pandemic. Last year’s WrestleMania at
AT&T Stadium — the home of the Dallas
Cowboys — drew 156,352 fans over two nights.
Next year’s event is at SoFi Stadium, the
home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers.

The Philadelphia Eagles are thrilled to
partner with WWE as WrestleMania makes its
much-anticipated return to Philadelphia in
2024,” said Eagles president Don Smolenski.
“We are excited to help showcase the
industry’s most iconic event in front of a
global viewing audience and look forward to
providing WWE fans in attendance with a
first-class experience at Lincoln Financial
Field.”

Stone Cold Steve Austin celebrates after
defeating The Rock in the main event of
WrestleMania 15.

WrestleMania will bring more to town than
just two nights of wrestling as WWE will
bookend the event by hosting Smackdown on
Friday night and Raw on Monday night at the
Wells Fargo Center along with the WWE Hall
of Fame ceremony, which is usually held the
night before WrestleMania. WWE will also
hold fan events at the Convention Center.

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