When MetLife Stadium hosts WrestleMania 29 on April 7, where will it rank among the greatest venues in which WWE has held its version of the Super Bowl?
WrestleMania has been to baseball parks and football stadiums, from the West Coast to the East Coast.
Some of these structures became stars just as much as the wrestlers and celebrities. These venues brought the glitz WWE requires for its premier event and brought energy by helping funnel the fans' volume.
Prestige, vibe and the venue's design are some of the factors used to evaluate the best venues to ever host a WrestleMania.
Hosted WrestleMania IX
It takes a certain amount of acquired taste to appreciate Caesar's Palace as a WrestleMania venue.
Though it hasn't hosted The Show of Shows since 1993, it remains the most prominent venue for WWE's biggest event. WWE worked the Roman theme into the entire show.
The announcers wore togas, for example, which was annoying to some and fun to others.
Say what you will about the corniness of playing up the theme and donning togas, but that's exactly what helped make WrestleMania IX one of the most memorable versions of the event despite its in-ring flaws.
Hosted WrestleMania XXV
WWE took full advantage of the gorgeous, modern NFL stadium that is Houston's Reliant Stadium. For the 25th WrestleMania, the company hosted over 72,000 fans in a venue that captured the grandness of the event.
A giant star hung over the entrance ramp along with glittering white stars on a blue background.
Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker put on the first of their consecutive WrestleMania classics in the center of a massive structure that showed it deserves to host a future WrestleMania.
Hosted WrestleMania 23
Over 80,000 fans made their way into Ford Field for WrestleMania 23.
The Pontiac Silverdome may have been bigger, packing in a reported 90,000-plus, but Ford Field helped WrestleMania 23 feel like a bigger event.
The extravagant set design that hung above the crowd looked like something from a sci-fi movie. The massive crowd witnessed classics between Batista and Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels and John Cena.
Ford Field helped that crowd's energy echo and reverberate throughout the show.
Hosted WrestleMania XXIV
The second WrestleMania to be held outdoors felt like a combination of a Super Bowl and a rock concert. WWE managed to make the massive stadium as intimate a setting as is possible for a place with a 65,000-plus seating capacity.
A whimsical, futuristic structure surrounded the ring.
The set looked great during the day, but once the sun set, the true glory of it shined. Blue and orange lights warmed up the inventive design.
The building that will soon go by the horrendous name "Fifth Third Bank Field at the Citrus Bowl" did well to make the event feel huge.
Hosted WrestleMania VI and X8
When Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior took their places for their momentous clash on April 1, 1990, the packed SkyDome helped elevate the extraordinary feel of the event.
It wasn't just the famously raucous Canadian fans that did that, but the building itself.
The Skydome in Toronto's dome structure held in the crowd noise and let it reverberate throughout both the WrestleManias it hosted.
The set for WrestleMania X8 was not as slickly designed as more recent shows, but its metal-centric design left a lasting impression.
Hosted WrestleMania XIX
Other stadiums are larger and more famous, but none of have delivered as gorgeous a backdrop to WrestleMania than Safeco Field in Seattle.
WWE did a masterful job of transforming the home of the Mariners into a structure that looked born to host wrestling.
The size of the stadium, along with the set, gave every match an epic feel.
The event packed more people into that stadium than any other previous Safeco event. The Rock beat Steve Austin, and Brock Lesnar beat Kurt Angle as 54,097 fans watched.
Hosted WrestleMania I, X and XX
There isn't a building on the planet with more WWE history than Madison Square Garden.
That fact alone sets the Garden at the top of WWE venues, especially when it comes to WrestleMania. Despite its size, MSG delivers the prestige and grandeur that The Show of Shows is all about.
It's strange calling a venue that seats nearly 20,000 intimate, but compared to the mega stadiums so many Wrestlemanias are in, that's just what the Garden felt like.
The fame of the building sets it apart, as does how tightly packed it has gotten for WrestleManias. WWE had a tradition of holding a WrestleMania in the Garden every 10 years, but that will be broken next year. WrestleMania XXX is headed to New Orleans instead.