WrestleMania 31 Will Reportedly Be Held in Santa Clara

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WrestleMania 31 Will Reportedly Be Held in Santa Clara
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WrestleMania 31, which will take place in 2015, is reportedly going to take place in Santa Clara, Calif. at Levi's Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers.

Marc Middleton of Wrestling Inc. passed along a report from F4WOnline (subscription only) that states the WWE will officially make the announcement on Tuesday:

WWE will be announcing WrestleMania 2015 this coming Tuesday from the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. F4WOnline noted that the San Francisco 49ers NFL team were the key to getting the bid. WrestleMania 31 will be held at Levi's Stadium while the Hall of Fame and RAW will take place at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

The new state-of-the-art stadium is scheduled to open next year and is slated to host the Super Bowl in 2016. Adding WrestleMania to the equation for 2015 will further increase the anticipation surrounding the new California venue.

Santa Clara has been rumored as a potential site for WrestleMania for months. Back in August, Matt Bigler of CBS San Francisco talked with mayor Jamie Matthews about the possibility of landing another major event.

"We are very excited about it. We think we have something competitive and wonderful to offer. We think we have the best weather, obviously, within the nation and we think that we can bring it home," Matthews said.

He added: "You got to think of The Rock, Hulk Hogan—I think all those names roll off everyone’s tongue, it’s an exciting thing and it’s something that brings in lots and lots crowds and lots and lots of revenue."

He also talked about the economic impact the marquee wrestling show of the year, which the report states generated more than $100 million in business revenue last year, which is what makes it an attractive event for regions across the country.

"So you have to think about the impact of that alone. The tickets sold out within minutes of being posted," Matthews said. "That’s what type of demand and following there is for this type of sports entertainment."

WrestleMania has spent a lot of time in the east in recent years. The last three shows have taken place in the New York metro area, Miami and Atlanta. In 2014, the show will originate from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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The last one to take place out west came in Phoenix in 2010. So it makes sense for the WWE to head back to the left coast for at least one year to appease fans that aren't able to make a cross-country trip to see the most anticipated wrestling event on the calendar.

As mentioned, an official announcement of the selection is expected next week.

 

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