World Wrestling Entertainment’s biggest annual event is headed for some changes in 2021, and fans are going to be there live once again to see their favorite wrestlers battle.
In an interview with TMZ, WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon confirmed that the event, which will take place over two nights at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, will indeed be open to fans in some fashion.
“I’m thrilled and excited because, hopefully, this will be the first opportunity for us to have our fans back in attendance,” McMahon said.
“You know, that’s the current plan. Of course ticket information is not available yet because we’re still trying to figure out all the different machinations.”
One report states that the company could permit as many as 25,000 fans at each night of the event.
Last year, WrestleMania 36 was also slated to be held at Raymond James Stadium but had to be moved to the WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event was held in front of no fans, which made for one of the oddest nights of wrestling in WWE history.
McMahon talked a lot about how the company would work to keep fans and those at the event safe. She said that WWE is working with local health officials on logistics to make sure that safety is the biggest priority for the event.
“Health and safety is first and foremost, of course. You know, for our fans, for our performers, for the employees, for the staff working the building,” McMahon said.
The WWE moved WrestleMania 37 ahead a few weeks in an effort to make the event safe to attend. Like last year’s event, it will take place over two nights, Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th.