Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, PHL Sports and WWE are proud to announce that Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field will host the pop culture extravaganza of the WWE, WrestleMania 40, on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday. April 7, 2024.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are thrilled to partner with WWE as WrestleMania makes its long-awaited return to Philadelphia in 2024,” said Eagles President and PHL Sports President Don Smolenski. “We are thrilled to help showcase the industry’s most iconic event to a global audience and look forward to providing WWE fans in attendance with a first-class experience at Lincoln Financial Field.”
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 Wells Fargo Center, as well as other fan events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. In addition, WWE will also host several community outreach events, including hospital visits and Be a STAR bullying prevention rallies, designed to give back to the local region.
Over the past decade, WrestleMania has generated more than $1.25 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event.
“We are proud to welcome WWE fans from around the world to Philadelphia to be a part of the historic 40th WrestleMania in 2024,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “The week-long series of events will help put a global spotlight on our great city while generating significant impact for our local economy.”
“Philadelphia is excited to host WrestleMania for the first time in 25 years,” said Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Gregg Caren. “The combination of Philadelphia’s passionate fans joining forces with WWE’s worldwide fan base will create incredible electricity throughout the city for events at Lincoln Financial Field, the Wells Fargo Center and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.”
“On behalf of WWE, we are thrilled to bring WrestleMania back to the City of Brotherly Love,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor. “We thank all of our local partners who were instrumental in making this long-awaited return a reality.”
Additional information about WrestleMania at Lincoln Financial Field will be announced in the near future.