One way to try and get The Rock and John Cena to return to WrestleMania is by bringing it to their doorsteps in Los Angeles. WWE said on Monday that “WrestleMania 37” will take place in Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium.
The event will take place in the first quarter of 2021, on March 28.
SoFi Stadium, which is still under construction, is on the site of the former Hollywood Park Racetrack. Expected to open this summer, SoFi Stadium will be the new home to L.A.’s NFL teams, the Rams and Chargers.
“There is nothing quite like WrestleMania Week,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “It is a one-of-a-kind event that provides an economic boost to the region — and fans from around the world will find a city that is ready to host them and welcomes the spectacle.”
“The city of Inglewood is thrilled to say that WrestleMania will add to the growing number of national and internationally followed events that will be hosted in our city over the next eight years,” said Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. “WrestleMania brings excitement and is followed by almost every age demographic. With the scheduling of this marquee event, we can say without contradiction, the only thing that has changed in Inglewood is…everything.”
“WrestleMania is one of the world’s most-watched events, and we are proud to welcome WWE to the Inglewood community,” said Jason Gannon, managing director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “WWE’s commitment to community is consistent with our mission to provide a lasting positive impact in the community. We look forward to making a difference with WWE.”
“On behalf of everyone at WWE, we are excited to bring WrestleMania back to Los Angeles,” said Vince McMahon, WWE chairman & CEO. “WrestleMania will set the bar for future sports and entertainment events held at SoFi Stadium as we add this facility to the list of iconic venues that have hosted our pop-culture extravaganza.”
WrestleMania Week will also bring Fox’s “Friday Night SmackDown,” USA Network’s “Monday Night Raw” and pay-per-view event “NXT TakeOver” to the area. Those three shows will take place at Staples Center, where the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers play.
The WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will also be in town. Fan festival WrestleMania Access will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
This year’s WrestleMania is set for Sunday, April 5 at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium.