WWE BUSINESS: WWE and Indiana Sports Corporation make deal for WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Royal Rumble, beginning with Royal Rumble on February 1, 2025


Posted on 6/24/124 by Bob Magee



WRESTLEMANIA®, SUMMERSLAM® & ROYAL RUMBLE® HEADED TO
INDIANAPOLIS


STAMFORD, Conn. & INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 24, 2024 – WWE,
part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), and Indiana Sports
Corp today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that
will bring WWE’s three largest stadium events –
WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Royal Rumble – to Indianapolis.

Kicking off with Royal Rumble on February 1, 2025, Lucas Oil
Stadium will host all three Premium Live Events including a
two-night SummerSlam and two-night WrestleMania in future
years.

Additionally, Raw, SmackDown, NXT and WWE Live Events will
emanate from arenas across Indiana, including Indianapolis,
Fort Wayne and Evansville throughout the partnership.

“We are excited to bring this groundbreaking partnership to
Indianapolis and our state,” said Patrick Talty, President
of Indiana Sports Corp. “For over four decades, our city’s
sports strategy has brought in millions of visitors and
priceless hours of international brand-building media
coverage. This partnership with WWE continues to push that
strategy forward in new and exciting ways. We look forward
to welcoming the WWE Universe to our community and state and
showing them all that Indy has to offer.”

“Indianapolis is a fantastic city for major events and we’re
excited to invite the WWE Universe to Lucas Oil Stadium for
Royal Rumble in 2025, and a future SummerSlam and
WrestleMania,” said Chris Legentil, WWE EVP, Talent
Relations & Head of Communications at WWE. “Patrick and the
team at Indiana Sports Corp have done a phenomenal job
bolstering local economics and tourism, and we’re proud to
partner with them to shine a light on the great state of
Indiana.”

WWE and Indiana Sports Corp will also work with community
partners across the state to create a legacy program that
will leave an impact well beyond the three Premium Live
Events. More details will be announced at a later date.

WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Royal Rumble have a combined
economic impact of more than $300 million, as the events
bring hundreds of thousands of people into the host city
from all 50 states and dozens of countries throughout the
world. To date in 2024, WrestleMania and Royal Rumble set
all-time WWE records for viewership, gate, sponsorship,
merchandise and social media.

Since its inception in 1979, Indiana Sports Corp has hosted
more than 500 national and international sporting events,
including Super Bowl XLVI, the College Football Playoff
National Championship, Men’s & Women’s NCAA Final Fours and
11 Big Ten Football Championship Games. In total, these
events have led to more than $4 billion in direct spending
in the community.

WWE programming is broadcast approximately 165 countries in
25 languages. On social media, WWE has more than 365 million
followers, trends on X 52 weeks a year, has more than 100
million subscribers on YouTube, and has more followers on
TikTok than any U.S. sports league.

Royal Rumble 2025 Priority Passes will soon be available
from On Location, giving fans the chance to be ringside for
every exhilarating moment, including premium seating, pre-
show hospitality with WWE Superstar appearances, ringside
photo opportunities, and much more. To place a deposit or
sign up for exclusive presale access, please visit
https://onlocationexp.com/royalrumble.

Ahead of the general on-sale date for Royal Rumble 2025,
which will be announced at a later date, fans can register
now to receive an exclusive presale offer by visiting
https://www.wwe.com/royalrumble-2025-presale.

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