WWE Announce New Jersey Will Host WrestleMania 35
WWE's annual extravaganza will hit the MetLife Stadium in 2019
WWE have announced that next year’s WrestleMania will take place at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
The 82,500 capacity stadium – home to the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets – will play be the platform for the grandest stage of them all for a second time.
The MetLife was also the location of WrestleMania 29, in which John Cena defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship in the main event.
The event grossed in excess of $72 million for the company with a sold out crowd, with the region receiving its own $101.2 million economic boost as a result.
WrestleMania 35 will be held exactly six years to the day since 29.
WWE will be repeating venues for consecutive years, with next month’s showcase in New Orleans also being a second visit to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
WWE also confirmed that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will be the sole location of 2019′ WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, NXT TakeOver and the first post-WrestleMania RAW and SmackDown Live broadcasts.
“There is so much to celebrate in WrestleMania returning to New York and New Jersey in 2019, where we look forward to building upon all the amazing successes from 2013,” said John Saboor, WWE’s executive vice president of special events, speaking to the New York Post.
Saboor went on to say that New York/New Jersey’s bid had beat 15 other cities that were competing for the event.