In 2024, Philadelphia will be “The Grandest Stage of Them All” as the city welcomes WrestleMania 40. A week-long celebration of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will take over Philadelphia, with the main event at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2024. With a sports fanbase as passionate as Philadelphia’s joining forces with WWE’s worldwide following, hosting WrestleMania® 40 is a match made in heaven.
Philadelphia will host six major events at three venues over five days during WrestleMania® week. Friday Night SmackDown®, the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony®, and Monday Night Raw® will be held at Wells Fargo Center, plus massive fan events scheduled at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. WWE will also host multiple community outreach events, including hospital visits and Be a STAR® bullying prevention rallies to give back to the region.
WrestleMania has a history of bringing in an incredible amount of revenue for its host cities —the economic impact of which rivals hosting a Super Bowl. WWE says WrestleMania has generated more than $1.25 billion in cumulative economic impact for cities that have hosted the event over the past decade. For WrestleMania 38 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the event generated a record $206.5 million economic windfall for the region.
WrestleMania will put Philadelphia on the global stage next spring, as nearly 20% of attendees are projected to be international. In April 2022, 156,352 fans from all 50 states and 53 countries attended WrestleMania 38 in Arlington.
PHL Sports, the sports division of the PHLCVB, brought the event to the city with a number of partners including the Eagles, Wells Fargo Center, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, City of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia hotel community. As the WWE’s liaison to the city, PHL Sports helps to connect the event with the area’s key partners, including hotels, restaurants, venues, and attractions.
Of course, Philadelphia is no stranger to big sporting events, as host to the NFL Draft, multiple NCAA Championships, the storied Army-Navy Game and so much more. 2026 will be an epic year, including the PGA Championship, Major League Baseball All-Star Game, NCAA Basketball Tournament and, of course, the FIFA World Cup.
WrestleMania 40 will be the likes of nothing Philadelphia has seen before. With WWE selling over 90,000 tickets to WrestleMania 39 in the first 24 hours, fans can’t miss their chance to see the summit of slams in 2024. WrestleMania 40 will take place on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2024. Tickets are on sale now.