Updated 01:08 PM EDT, Tue, Oct 19, 2021

WWE Selects Levi Stadium to Host Wrestlemania 31 & AT&T Stadium for Wrestlemania 32

  • +
  • -
  • Sign up to receive the lastest news from LATINONE

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has revealed the hosts sites for the next two Wrestlemania pay-per-views, announcing this week that the San Francisco 49ers' Levi Stadium will host Wrestlemania 31 in 2015 and the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium will host Wrestlemania 32 in 2016.

The WWE is looking to take advantage of the fact that Levi Stadium is trying to become the most technologically-advanced arena in the world, including providing high-speed WiFi connection throughout the entire facility, an amenity that is currently rare in most sports venues. WWE, who have made their digital platforms a large part of their fan experience, wants to create the most interactive fan experience in Wrestlemania history.

"The vision for the stadium has always been to bring together all that is special about the Bay Area through the use of innovation and technology," said San Francisco 49ers owner and CEO Jed York in a statement. "WWE is certainly a model for innovation as they have perfectly blended the worlds of sports and entertainment. We look forward to providing the most technologically-integrated WrestleMania experience ever."

Wrestlemania 31 is the second major event Levi Stadium--which is currently under construction--will host, having also won the bid to host Super Bowl L in 2016. Wrestlemania 28 added $102.7 million to the Miami economy after Sun Life Stadium hosted the event in 2012 while Wrestlemania 29 generated $101.2 million from more than 80,000 fans who poured into MetLife Stadium for the yearly event, including $5.2 million in spending in New Jersey and New York restaurants by non-locals, according to Enigma Research Corporation.

WWE's executive vice president of special events, John P. Saboor, visited with AT&T Stadium officials as well as the mayors of Dallas and Arlington earlier in the year, with NBCBayArea.com confirming that Wrestlemania 32 will be held at home of the Cowboys in 2016.

Levi Stadium and AT&T Stadium beat out the Philadelphia Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field, who were rumored to be disinterested throughout the bidding process, according to the PWInsider.com, while Bay Area officials presented a more enthusiastic proposal that impressed WWE officials.

"While Philadelphia expressed a great interest in hosting WrestleMania in 2015 and 2016, the fact is the city did not submit a formal proposal because the facilities necessary to host ancillary events weren't available," said the WWE in a statement to Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI channel 6 in response to Philadelphia officials' interest in the event. "Philadelphia remains a strong market for WWE in all aspects of our business."

© 2015 Latin One. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
  • Sign up to receive the lastest news from LATINONE


Real Time Analytics