WWE has selected the city of Philadelphia to host the 30th anniversary of the Royal Rumble in 2018. The four big pay-per-views will now bring big business with them, with NXT, Raw, and Smackdown also taking place in the same arena and city over the course of the weekend.
The Wells Fargo Center, a 20,000-seater arena, will be the host of NXT Takeover on January 27, the Rumble on January 28, Raw on January 29, and Smackdown on January 30.
“We are very happy to continue Philadelphia’s amazing relationship with WWE by bringing Royal Rumble back to our city,” said Larry Needle, Executive Director of PHL Sports, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We look to forward to working closely with WWE to build a great fan experience for all those attending from around the world.”
Comcast Spectacor’s John Page, President, of the Wells Fargo Complex said that they have a longstanding relationship with WWE that dates back to 1974 at the Spectrum. “The Wells Fargo Center has hosted many incredible WWE events over the past 20 years, including WrestleMania XV. Royal Rumble 2018 will build on that success as we will welcome WWE fans from all over the world to Philadelphia.”