New stadium in Inglewood rumored to be front-runner to host WrestleMania in 2021

 
 

Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the new football stadium in Inglewood, California, is the front-runner to host WrestleMania 37 in 2021.

Currently named Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, the open-air stadium will seat 80,000 fans and expendable to just over 100,000 depending on the event. Once opened, it will be the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL. The site is just 3 miles away from LAX.

At a cool construction cost of nearly $5 billion, the stadium is owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Hollywood Park Land Company, LLC. Plans are to open in 2020. It will host the 2022 NFL Super Bowl and 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship.

“We know the power of the WWE brand,” said Kathy Schloessman, president of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission. “They have hosted several events here in the past such as SummerSlam, Survivor Series, Raw and SmackDown and we have seen the tremendous impact these events have in the community, both economically and socially. Given our focus on attracting major sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles, WrestleMania is at the top of our list of events we want here.”

The Los Angeles area hosted three WrestleManias so far – 2, 7, and 21.