Huge Update on Which Cities Might Host WrestleMania 31 & 32; New City Enters the Race

Meetings were held this past week to determine the locations for WrestleMania 31 in 2015 and WrestleMania 32 in 2016. Representatives of several different cities met with WWE officials in Connecticut. The cities that got the bid were placed on a gag order.

The only thing being said is that 2016 won’t be in either Orlando or Detroit, although Orlando people are denying that they are out of the running. Cowboys Stadium in Dallas is the rumor for 2016.

As we first reported over a month ago, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field and the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California (future home of the San Francisco 49ers) were the top two leading candidates to host WrestleMania 31 in 2015.  The other cities in contention were Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium, and Washington DC’s FedEx Field.

A new report by the San Jose Mercury News cites sources within WWE that the race is now down to just two cities – Philadelphia, PA and Santa Clara, CA.  You can read their report: here.

The report also mentions that Santa Clara city officials were flying to WWE headquarters next week to make their official pitch.

Philadelphia news station, 6ABC, went directly to the WWE for confirmation of our original report and the WWE issued the following statement:

Philadelphia is one of the many cities that has expressed an interest in hosting a future WrestleMania. An announcement regarding WrestleMania 31 will be made early next year.

The decision on the host of WrestleMania 31 is not expected until early 2014.