The WWE has announced that WrestleMania 30 will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans in 2014, according to the company’s official press conference.
The announcement comes just weeks after the Superdome held the NFL’s 2013 Super Bowl, and the excitement in New Orleans for WrestleMania will be through the roof.
With WrestleMania 28 reportedly generating over $100 million for the 2011 host city of Miami (h/t Miami Herald), what better way to infuse the local economy than by bringing in two of the most attended sporting events each year to the city of New Orleans?
The indoor facility protects the WWE from the elements—as long as the power stays on for the whole show (h/t ABC News)—and the party atmosphere is perfect for all of the functions that go along with the WrestleMania festivities.
WrestleMania 30 in NOLA is shaping up to be a wild time.
Let's take a look at a few more specifics, including the event's logo, some updates and further analysis.
When: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
WrestleMania 30 Logo
The official WrestleMania Twitter account tweeted out the new logo for the 30th edition of the WWE’s marquee event.
WWE WrestleMania @WrestleMania
New Orleans' @MayorLandrieu makes it official! @WWE #WrestleMania XXX will be at @MBSuperDome April 6, 2014! #WM30 http://t.co/aOwDOybg2/18/2013, 5:10:37 PM
WWE WrestleMania @WrestleMania
New Orleans' @MayorLandrieu is presented with a @WWE Championship Title by WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. #WM30 http://t.co/tLMmTpfN2/18/2013, 6:35:02 PM
What They’re Saying
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told The New Orleans Times-Picayune about his excitement about getting WrestleMania 30 in his city.
We are proud to have played host to some of the greatest sports and entertainment events in the world over the past two years, and hosting WrestleMania is a great way to continue this unprecedented streak. We look forward to hosting WWE and its global fan base as they celebrate this historic milestone at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Nationally syndicated radio show Ring Rust Radio knows that the WWE will use the location of the 2014 WrestleMania as an excuse to blow the show out event bigger—Mardi Gras style.
#WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans? You better believe Viiny Mac and the @WWE will ensure that this is the biggest 'Mania in history!2/18/2013, 4:33:25 PM
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is excited to have the WWE in his building for WrestleMania 30.
Drew Brees @drewbrees
The word from the French Quarter is that @WWE is bringing @WrestleMania to our house in 2014! #NOLA @MBSuperDome #WM302/15/2013, 6:09:35 PM
Legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross took to Twitter to talk about NOLA and what it means to him and the company as a whole.
Jim Ross @JRsBBQ
After cutting my professional teeth in #NOLA for #WWEHOF Cowboy Bill Watts, I'm elated #WrestleManiaXXX will be held in Super Dome.@WWE2/18/2013, 6:01:39 PM
While most were upbeat about the news, Paul Heyman was already teasing a possible opponent for The Rock when he appears on the WrestleMania 30 card.
Paul Heyman @HeymanHustle
I hear @TheRock has committed to @WWE #WrestleManiaXXX, and boy do I have an opponent for him!2/18/2013, 4:54:08 PM
Getting WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans is a major coup for the city, but it’s just as important to the WWE in terms of publicity.
Between the 2013 Super Bowl, the annual Mardi Gras and the announcement of WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans, the local economy that has continued to rebuild over the years since Hurricane Katrina will be infused with a huge amount of fans and money.
New Orleans will benefit greatly from the WWE’s arrival of an event the magnitude of WrestleMania.
Add in the adjoining events not associated with the WWE that follow WrestleMania every year—conventions, Indy shows, etc.—and this will be one of the greatest experiences in wrestling history.
The WWE and New Orleans will surely put on an amazing show.