Electrifying WrestleMania 40 at ‘Linc’


WrestleMania 40 to be hosted in Philadelphia Image: WWE

Philadelphia (US) Mayor Jim Kenney, the National Football League (NFL) team Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, PHL Sports, and the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have announced that the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 40, on April 6th and April 7th, 2024.

‘WWE’ stated that WrestleMania is more than a two-day event, it’s a week-long celebration. In addition to WrestleMania, other events will include Friday Night SmackDown, the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony and Monday Night Raw at the 19,500-capacity Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as other fan events at the 13,576-capacity Pennsylvania Convention Center. In addition, WWE will also host multiple community outreach events, including hospital visits and Be a STAR® bullying prevention rallies, designed to give back to the local region.

The 67,594-capacity Lincoln Financial Field, also known as simply ‘The Linc’, is an American football stadium located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It serves as the home stadium of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League and the Temple Owls football team of Temple University.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., commonly shortened to its trade name WWE, is an American professional wrestling promotion. A global integrated media and entertainment company, WWE has also branched out into other fields, including film, American football and various other business ventures.

WrestleMania is a professional wrestling live event held annually between mid-March and mid-April by WWE, the world’s largest professional wrestling promotion. Since premiering in 1985, 37 editions followed, most recently in Arlington, Texas on April 2nd and April 3rd, 2022.

‘WWE’ further stated that over the past decade, WrestleMania has generated more than $1.25 billion in cumulative economic impact for the Cities that have hosted the event. This past April, 156,352 fans from all 50 States and 53 countries attended WrestleMania at the 80,000-capacity AT&T Stadium, generating a record $206.5 million economic windfall for the Dallas/Arlington region.

Maintained Mayor Kenney, “We are proud to welcome WWE fans from around the world to Philadelphia to be a part of the historic 40th WrestleMania in 2024. The week-long series of events will help put a global spotlight on our great City while also generating a major impact for our local economy.”

Noted Gregg Caren, President and head honcho, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, “Philadelphia is excited to host WrestleMania for the first time in 25 years. The combination of Philadelphia’s passionate fans joining forces with WWE’s worldwide fan base will create incredible electricity throughout the City for the events at the Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.”

Enthused Don Smolenski, Philadelphia Eagles President and PHL Sports Chair, “The Philadelphia Eagles are thrilled to partner with WWE as WrestleMania makes its much-anticipated return to Philadelphia in 2024. We are excited to help showcase the industry’s most iconic event in front of a global viewing audience and look forward to providing WWE fans in attendance with a first-class experience at the Lincoln Financial Field.”

Observed John Saboor, WWE Executive Vice- President of Special Events, “On behalf of WWE, we are thrilled to bring WrestleMania back to the City of Brotherly Love. We thank all of our local partners who were integral in making this long-awaited return a reality.”

Additional information on WrestleMania at the Lincoln Financial Field will be announced in the near future.

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