WrestleMania 36 will take place at the Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in April 2020. It will be the third WrestleMania to emanate from the state of Florida since 2012.
WrestleMania 36 will be a week-long celebration in Tampa. Other activities planned include, WrestleMania Axxess, WWE’s interactive fan festival, as well as four nights of events; SmackDown Live; 2020 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; NXT TakeOver and Monday Night Raw. WWE will also host more than a dozen community outreach events, including hospital visits and Be a STAR bullying prevention rallies, designed to give back to the local region, according to a press release.
“I would say it’s probably the biggest event that we haven’t had the opportunity to host yet,” the Tampa Bay Sports Commission’s executive director Rob Higgins told the Tampa Bay Times. “So this is why this is such an incredible announcement for our hometown.”
“I think the world thinks Miami, Orlando but after WrestleMania 36, they’re going to be thinking Tampa,” said WWE Superstar Roman Reigns.
“Tampa Bay is proud to host WrestleMania,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Our region enjoys a special place in sports entertainment history and has produced many of its iconic figures. We look forward to WWE fans from around the world converging on our city in 2020 to enjoy all that we have to offer.”
“On behalf of everyone at WWE, we thank Mayor Buckhorn and Commissioner Hagan for bringing WrestleMania to Tampa Bay for the first time,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “I am confident that Tampa Bay will be an outstanding host for our fans around the world.”
Tickets will go on sale this fall.