Mark your calendars. Wrestlemania is coming back to Philly!
Just announced this morning by Mayor Jim Kenney, The Philadelphia Eagles and a few other partners, Wrestlemania is coming back to the city in 2024. Wrestlemania 40 will be held at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, 2024.
This is huge news for wrestling fans, and for the city in general. According to Sports Illustrated, this is the first time the massive wrestling event has been held in Philly since Wrestlemania XV back on March 28th, 1999. 25 years. Just think of all of the kids that attended back in 1999, who will be bringing their own kids to Wrestlemania 40 in 2024. So much fun.
The event is technically two days long, but over the course of a week (at least), Philly will host other fan favorites too. Stuff like Friday Night SmackDown, the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony, and Monday Night Raw at the Wells Fargo Center. The PA Convention Center will host events too, and WWE also uses this as a charitable opportunity. They host charitable and community outreach type events throughout the week as a way of giving back… in more ways than one.
Wrestlemania will be a big economic boost for the city too. According to the Philadelphia Eagles, in the past cities who hosted Wrestlemania have seen a possible 1.25 billion dollars in economic impact.
No word on tickets, or any of the other specific details, but pencil it in. Like any big event in Philly, we’re going all out.