On Friday morning, WWE will announce that WrestleMania 35 will be hosted at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford next year, two sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NJ Advance Media on Thursday. However, WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium still stands as one of the most highly attended events in the history of the promotion.
The move was announced at a press conference, where WWE also revealed a cool Statue of Liberty-inspired logo.
WrestleMania week, like the days around the past three SummerSlams in Brooklyn, also includes more than a dozen community-based events, including hospital and community center visits and working with groups like the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
There was a stiff competition to host WrestleMania 35, with the Meadowlands beating out 15 other cities, Saboor told the Post. Barstool Sports reported earlier this year that WWE decided on going with the New York - New Jersey area again after heavily considering Philadelphia and Detroit.
"There is so much to celebrate in WrestleMania returning to New York and New Jersey in 2019, where we look forward to building upon all the wonderful successes from 2013", said John Saboor, WWE's executive vice president of special events, speaking to the New York Post.
It will be the eighth time Mania will be in the New York/New Jersey area.
Rumors of WWE's flagship event returning to the Garden State have been swirling for months.
WWE last ran MetLife Stadium for the biggest show of the year in 2013 with WrestleMania 29, also held on April 7th that year. It's a massive event that brings wrestling fans from all over the world for WWE and non-WWE events all weekend long.