WrestleMania XXVIII: 5 Possible Venues For The Sports Entertainment Spectacular!
Hello all! Ray here again! This is a slideshow I’ve wanted to put out for quite some time. As you all know, WrestleMania XXVII is quickly approaching us. Time sure flies fast in the wrestling world doesn’t it? So that begs to question, what will be the venue for next year’s WrestleMania? Around this time last year, we found out that Atlanta was going to host WrestleMania XXVII, but it seems like WWE wants to keep quiet about the location this year until the day of WrestleMania XXVII.
Essentially, we as wrestling fans have come to realize that the cities and venues play a huge part during WrestleMania time. We’ve seen WrestleMania hosted in a luxury hotel and casino to being hosted in the great Pontiac Silverdome which set a world record.
Tons of great cities are in the hunt for hosting WrestleMania XXVIII next year as they all want their economy boosted by the $50 million dollars that Wrestling fans spend throughout WrestleMania weekend. Needless to say that there is some rigid competition going on between the cities for the rights of hosting WrestleMania next year.
Whatever the venue, WrestleMania XXVIII will surely be my most favourite WrestleMania of all time. Why you ask? Even though nobody has any idea what the card will look like, yours truly will be attending WrestleMania XXVIII personally! Even if the venue is the island of Madagascar, I’ll be there! You got to love graduation gifts! Any ways, without further adieu, let’s list the possible venues for WrestleMania XVIII!
Louisiana Superdome: New Orleans, LA
In my opinion, the Superdome has been overdue for a WrestleMania for quite some time. The Superdome has pretty much hosted every other big sports event such as Super Bowls, College Football National Championships, Final Fours and many others.
The Superdome just has the look of a WrestleMania venue if you ask me. I mean, look at that picture. It's beautiful!
Along with its upgrade going on right now, I believe that it will be able to hold up to 80,000 people inside. So it can definitely hold the amount of fans that Vince wants. Plus the tagline of “WrestleMania in New Orleans!” is just extremely catchy in my opnion.
I know New Orleans is rich in history, and there are decent amount of attractions that people can visit in New Orleans, so it begs to question as to why New Orleans hasn’t hosted a WrestleMania yet. Ehh, I guess the Superdome is the Christian of Sports Stadiums. It has everything you need, but someone still doesn’t like it for whatever delusional reason they think of.
Sun Life Stadium: Miami, FL
Here’s another famous stadium that is put up for grabs when WrestleMania XXVIII venues are discussed. WrestleMania XXIV was hosted by Orlando, which is also in Florida, a short three years ago. I really doubt WWE would come back to Florida this quick.
But hey, I quite enjoyed WrestleMania XXIV, and could see the excitement the people were experiencing. Plus, Linda McMahon said after WrestleMania XXIV that there is a strong possibility that WrestleMania will return to Florida in the future.
And hey, if the Trump Plaza can host two WrestleMania’s in a row, why not bring back WrestleMania back to Florida even if they did just have a WrestleMania recently?
Lucas Oil Stadium: Indianapolis, IN
Lucas Oil Stadium is ALWAYS thrown out there when somebody mentions WrestleMania XXVIII. Mainly because 20 years ago, WrestleMania VIII was at the RCA Dome, which was also located in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.
So, returning seems like the obvious thing to do on WWE’s part. I’m going to throw this out right now. The Lucas Oil Stadium has a very low chance of actually hosting WrestleMania because the Super Bowl will be played there two months prior WrestleMania XXVIII.
So, people who wanted to spend their money on WrestleMania would probably spend their good money on the Super Bowl. Lucas Oil Stadium would make a great WrestleMania venue, however, I think that chances for it to happen in 2012 are really slim.
The only reason I put this stadium on here is because WWE actually included it in a poll where the people had to choose where they wanted WrestleMania XXVIII to emanate from. So, if WWE really wants to go through with it, go ahead. I'm all up for it. As well as the hundreds of thousands Indianapolis wrestling fans.
Rogers Center: Toronto, Ontario
Here’s my personal favourite venue for WrestleMania XXVIII. Mainly because I’m a resident of Canada and would love it to come here! And the flight ticket for me would be pretty cheap as well!
It kind of seems the most logical choice to come to Canada 10 years after the great WrestleMania X-8 that was also hosted in the Rogers Center. However it seems like WWE wants Madison Square Garden to be the only sure-fire venue for WrestleMania every ten years. WWE likes to switch things up every year surprising the viewer, which I admire.
Any who, if WWE did consider Toronto as their host for WrestleMania XXVIII, the Rogers Center will no doubt sell out fairly quick as us Canucks quite enjoy our wrestling. And Toronto is still considered one of the major cities in the world that people would want to see.
So tourists from all over the world wouldn’t hesitate much in spending their money to visit attractions and coming to WrestleMania in general.
I also believe there were rumors stating that an employee at the Rogers Center saw a sign saying WrestleMania XXVIII last year on the screen of the giant TV. Adding to the fact that Edge is looking to retire next year, where better to have his last WrestleMania then his home country?
Toronto is a very strong possibility, but I really believe that WrestleMania XXVIII will be hosted by the...
Cowboys Stadium: Arlington, TX
Texas has always been a great venue for WrestleMania. The atmosphere at both WrestleMania XXV and X-Seven was out of this world and unmatched to others. The crowd was extremely excited and freighted with ecstasy throughout both events.
The newly built Cowboys stadium can hold up-to 105,000 people. Add floor seats to that and you can get approximately 120,000 people jam packed into that building. Most of you might be thinking how in the heck WWE will sell that out when they have had problems selling out WrestleMania the past couple of years, especially with the economy the way it is.
The thing that makes the Cowboys Stadium so special is that it has a 72-foot tall, 160-foot wide screen HD TV that can be seen from the top of the stadium. So even if someone buys the worst seats possible, he can clearly see what’s going on in the ring because of the TV. Basically, you’re watching a PPV on a TV, but actually inside the stadium sharing your emotions and feelings with 120,000 other wrestling fans. Worth the money if you ask me! The fact that it has a large TV inside of it would be appealing enough to the fans.
Also, one of my friends actually went to WrestleMania XXVI where he got to talk with a WWE insider. He said that WWE is pushing very hard for the Cowboys Stadium in 2012, and that McMahon doesn’t mind coming to Texas again even if it would be with-in the last three years. So, the Cowboys Stadium is looking like a strong possibility here!
Here we have it folks! Five possible events for WrestleMania next year. Stay tuned for my upcoming "Getting in the WrestleMania Spirit" slideshows. I just finished up my exams. So I look forward to pumping out much more writing here at BleacherReport then ever!
If you guys have a stadium that you think will host WrestleMania XXVIII, leave it in the comments below! If not, well, thanks for reading! So, until further notice, this is Ray Samuels logging off!