WrestleMania 37 has been confirmed to be relocated to the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, as per the latest confirmations from WWE. This was supposed to be the venue for last year’s Mania but then the show was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and ended up getting hosted from the empty Performance Center in Orlando, Florida amid zero audience.
More details on WrestleMania 37 broadcast details are now available. The current plan for the event is for each night to go down as a three-hour show, airing live on the WWE Network from 7-10 pm ET. It is almost certain that there will be a Kickoff pre-show that airs before the pay-per-view broadcast at 6 pm, according to PWInsider.
However, the source also noted that everything is subject to change regarding WrestleMania 37 as the company is yet to finalize the decisions. Vince McMahon is very silent about the top matches he has in mind for the biggest event of the year, too. It is being reported that a virtual Hall of Fame ceremony is being nurtured, but they aren’t fully decided.
Fans returning in a limited capacity at Wrestlemania 37
The main focus of WWE right now is to arrange how they can have the fans back at the Show Of Shows. Stephanie McMahon confirmed in an interview with TMZ Sports that the fans can finally be attending their shows starting from WrestleMania 37. It will be the first time since last year’s March that a WWE show will bring in a live audience for a show.
WWE’s first main roster event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to have fans in attendance.
Here’s what Stephanie stated during an interview with TMZ,
“I’m thrilled and excited because, hopefully, this will be the first opportunity for us to have our fans back in attendance. That’s the current plan. Of course, ticket information is not available yet ’cause we’re still trying to figure out all the different machinations.”
She also added that WWE will be observing the Super Bowl event that will take place at the Raymond James Stadium in February:
“We’re gonna learn a lot from [the NFL] logistically, etc., and really best practices, what works, what doesn’t work. But, man, we can’t wait to come in and for two nights hopefully really rock that pirate ship.”
WWE is planning on permitting upwards of 25,000 fans for WrestleMania on each night. The real internal discussions are what to do after. Some would like a soft “reopening” of the touring schedule for Live TVs as continuing the ThunderDome post Mania comes with location headaches.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 20, 2021
WWE is really looking forward to making WrestleMania 37 a huge success. WrestleVotes additionally provided an update on how many fans WWE is expected to bring in for the Show of Shows. As of now, the source stated that 25,000 fans will be allowed in the Raymond James Stadium for both Night 1 and 2.
WWE is also thinking of hosting shows in different venues for RAW and SmackDown, with fans in attendance. It seems that their touring schedule could begin from April onwards as they’ll probably move out of the Tropicana Field after WrestleMania 37. At present, NXT’s Capitol Wrestling Center is already allowing a limited number of fans, in audience.