WrestleMania 34 is set to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, but a venue has not been decided yet for the Grandest Stage of Them All in 2019. But the location is usually announced in January, so we will get an idea before long.
But what cities are in the running to hold the event? According to DeArron Easley (who reportedly broke numerous WWE stories in the past), Detroit will likely be hosting WrestleMania 35:
Updated WM35 speculation. pic.twitter.com/CkZuRzgrZw
— Harry Kettle (@HJKettle) October 29, 2017
On Twitter, Easley also reported that the venue’s announcement will likely come in December.
Of course, Easley didn’t confirm it and said New York and Philadelphia are still in the running. But if Detroit does host WrestleMania 35, it does make plenty of sense in multiple ways.
For one, the brand new Little Caesars Arena opened up this month to be the new home of the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings. It also features the largest center-hung scoreboard in the world, covering 5,100 square feet. As Easley pointed out, the venue would also be close to Canada, which would allow fans from major cities like Toronto and Ottawa to come over and fill up the event.
Detroit has only held one WrestleMania event—back in 2007 at Ford Field. Attendance was reported at 80,103 that year.
If New York ends up getting selected, then it would be the fifth time they hosted the event. WrestleMania hasn’t been held in The Big Apple since 2004. As for Philadelphia, they hosted WrestleMania in 1999, with attendance being a modest 20,276.
All three major cities have the population and major arenas to hold the pay-per-view event. If Easley’s information is accurate, then Detroit will be able to show off its fancy new arena to a global audience in 2019.
We’ll simply have to wait for the announcement, and see if ‘Mania truly does come to the Motor City.
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