WWE Wrestlemania coming to MetLife Stadium in 2013
Wrestlemania 29 is coming to MetLife Stadium in 2013, according to WWE.com.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to make the announcement Thursday at MetLife Stadium, the home of the Giants and Jets, at 11 a.m. Executives from both teams are expected to attend the announcement. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, John Cena, The Rock, Triple H and Sheamus will be on hand to represent the WWE.
The event is scheduled to take place on April 7, 2013.
The WWE released the logo of the event on Twitter earlier tonight. Even though the event will take place in New Jersey, the logo really hits home the New York connection. Take a look for yourself.
Rumors were running rampant last month when Triple H was photographed at a Giants practice with Tyler Sash and Prince Amukamara before their playoff game with the Packers.
Wrestlemania 28 is being held in Miami this year on April 2. The event is the biggest pay per view for the company and brings a week's worth of events to the host city, which means a lot of money for the local economy. Last year's event in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta drew a crowd of 71,617 and generated millions in revenue for the region, according to The Associated Press.
Remember, Madison Square Garden hosted the first, 10th and 20th Wrestlemanias. It's an unwritten rule for the fans and the company to have the event in that building every 10 years. It would be interesting to see if the New York City area will have the chance to host consecutive Wrestlemanias.
Even though New York City has had a mild winter in 2011-12, the weather has been brutal in April at times. Could you imagine a WWE title match decided in the snow?
MetLife Stadium will host the 2014 Super Bowl. Many critics have panned the NFL’s decision to have the Super Bowl in New York because of the cold weather and chance of snow.