In WWE news, the NFL and the newly relocated Los Angeles Rams have opened up the door for Vince McMahon to bring Wrestlemania back to Los Angeles, according to Wrestling Inc.
On Tuesday, the NFL finally made the big announcement that the St. Louis Rams were chosen to be the team that moves to Los Angeles, the second largest U.S. market, next season. Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke was able to beat out the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders in the bid to move to southern California because of his big stadium proposal.
When the Los Angeles Rams start the 2016 NFL regular season, they will be playing their home games at the world famous Coliseum. That will be their temporary home through 2018.
By 2019, the Los Angeles Rams will have a brand new home that should rival the state of the art stadiums built by the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants.
Vince McMahon has a thing for giant sports palaces. That’s where he likes to host his Wrestlemania events because it makes WWE look extremely good to be in those types of venues.
Madison Square Garden isn’t quite up to par with the new venues being built nowadays, but it is the world’s most famous arena. That’s why it was perfect for the first Wrestlemania.
Wrestlemania 3, which was headlined by a match featuring Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, was held in the Pontiac Silverdome, then one of the biggest stadiums in the entire world.
Wrestlemania 23, which heavily featured Vince McMahon and Donald Trump at odds with one another, was done at Ford Field in Detroit and drew in a little more than 80,000 fans.
When the $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium was built in 2010, Vince McMahon knew that he would some day host a pay-per-view there. It finally happened in 2013 with Wrestlemania 29.
Wrestlemania 31 was held at Levi’s Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers. It is one of the better venues in the NFL because the stadium utilizes a lot of technology throughout.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones built one of the most impressive things in the world with the AT&T Stadium. Wrestlemania 32 is expected to break the attendance record this year.
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to move into the new U.S. Bank Stadium soon. The $1 billion stadium has been targeted by WWE as a potential home for Wrestlemania 33 next year.
Stan Kroenke has a palace in mind for the Los Angeles Rams. Not only will it house NFL games, but it also have a full commercial and entertainment complex surrounding the venue.
The yet to be named stadium is going to be the largest in the NFL at over three million square feet. The venue will also house what is said to be the largest billboard in the entire world.
The stadium is being designed to house two separate NFL teams, with both owners having a large suite of their own. For Wrestlemania, the venue can hold approximately 100,000 fans.
There’s a very good chance that Wrestlemania 32 is going to break the attendance record set by Wrestlemania 3, which drew in 93,173 fans. Vince McMahon would be beyond ecstatic. Since he loves to boast about breaking records, then Vince McMahon can immediately turn around and try to break the Wrestlemania 32 attendance record with the Los Angeles venue.
WWE already knows that they have a fan base in southern California. The Staples center in downtown Los Angeles has done well for the promotion. There are no worries about the city.
Stan Kroenke and the Los Angeles Rams just did a big favor for WWE fans in southern California.
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