Back in April, we shared news from the Los Angeles Times declaring that Los Angeles — or, more specifically, a new football stadium being built in Inglewood, California — was the “front-runner” to host WrestleMania 37 in 2021.
Arash Markazi of the Times updated that this week by sharing that Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. had confirmed the city as a finalist. As previously mentioned, the event is expected to emanate from Inglewood’s Hollywood Park and its new 70,000+ seat Los Angeles Stadium, set to host both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL starting in 2020. They’re reportedly planning to use the event as a “test run” for Super Bowl LVI, which will take place in the building in 2022.
The decision isn’t final yet, however. @WrestleVotes says a source told them WWE had narrowed down the list of finalists to four, naming Las Vegas as another top prospect. Earlier this year, WWE sent out a survey listing the following cities as possibilities. Sorry in advance if you don’t live in California, Florida, or the northeast.
London, England; Chicago, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Santa Clara, California; Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Philadelphia, PA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Miami, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Tampa, Florida.
Tampa and its NFL pirate ship will, of course, host WrestleMania 36 in 2020.