Thanks to WWE’s endless fanbase spread all over the globe, it’s pretty lucky that the sport has the option of many different arenas and stadiums. Every single venue in the history of ever will, of course, be at least one fan’s favorite – but we’ve curated a list of what puts each of the following head and shoulders above the best.
Obviously, there are several features to consider – the match visibility, atmosphere, fan comfort, accessibility, etc. But really, the quality and volume of the fans themselves play a huge role in how good a particular venue is.
Where has WWE been based over the years?
Originally founded in 1953, WWE has done its fair share of traveling – for a start, the program broadcasts in more than 180 countries and in 30 languages! That’s some fanbase, huh? WWE is a recognized name in the global entertainment industry, and it’s headquartered in Connecticut.
To date, WWE has been broadcast live from over 210 arenas, including the USA, UK, Canada, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Africa, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Mexico.
How much are tickets?
Tickets currently range from around $30 to $17,400! However, you can catch your fair share of matches from the comfort of your own home via several live streaming/recording channels/services. Besides, you can rely on UFC betting odds, tips, and predictions to keep up with all things match-related.
Top WWE Venues To Date
Madison Square Garden (New York, N.Y.)
Sometimes, the original really is the best. Back when pro wrestling was split into territories rather than being a worldwide business, the WWE was based in New York and frequently held shows at Madison Square Garden (MSG). Since then, the company has hugely expanded and carried its show on the road – but there is no denying The Garden will always be WWE’s home base.
With credit due to the magnificent venue and its fans, WrestleMania became a huge hit and is still going from strength to strength to this day (thirty years later!)
Along with countless house events, MSG has also hosted each of the WWE’s other signature shows. Once upon a time, the house shows were the only thing WWE fans had, making today’s events held at MSG just a little more precious than the others. Madison Square Garden is also known as the world’s most famous arena, and we think it’s only right to name MSG as the WWE’s top venue.
Allstate Arena (Chicago)
Arguably, any show at the Allstate Arena is going to be a good one, thanks to its emotive and fun crowd! So no matter what matches are on the program, fans always find some way to keep things entertaining – which is no doubt why the WWE keeps coming back.
The Allstate Arena has hosted many big-time WWE events over the decades, with the most remarkable being WrestleMania 2, WrestleMania 13, and WrestleMania 22. As a matter of fact, the Allstate Arena was the final non-stadium to host a WrestleMania and could (seriously) be the last based on the WWE’s success in bigger venues.
Also, even since the venue was formerly known as Rosemont Horizon, it’s held numerous other huge pay-per-views, including Money in the Bank 2011. Money in the Bank was considered one of the WWE’s best in recent history, thanks to the spotlight-event match between CM Punk and John Cena. Incredibly, Cena’s hometown fans witnessed him get beat by Punk, and the atmosphere was unmatched. A hard-to-beat moment and venue alike!
Rogers Centre (Toronto)
Traveling outside of the USA now, we’re in Canada – with Rogers Centre topping 3 in our WWE top venue charts. Despite not hosting an event since it was SkyDome, you can bet your bottom dollar that wrestling fans agree that there is undoubtedly something special about the atmosphere (whether you know it as Rogers Centre or SkyDome).
As a famous organization, Rogers City has successfully housed two WrestleManias over the years. The original was WrestleMania VI in the early 90s, featuring The Ultimate Warrior beating Hulk Hogan for the iconic WWE Championship in one of the most exciting, anticipated wrestling tournaments in history.
TD Garden (Boston)
Originally known as the FleetCenter, this old-school venue hosted some of the earliest WrestleMania XIV events. And since it goes without saying that the WWE is renowned for maintaining some of the rowdiest and most passionate fans of all of sports, what better arena than The old Boston Garden for a venue?
As one of the WWE’s original venues in the ‘70s and ‘80s (not forgetting Madison Square Garden, of course), the TD Garden continues to be an exhilarating arena for fans to make the most out of WWE events. It’s clear to see that it’s the WWE’s fans that really do make any venue a great one.