Minneapolis prepares to bid for WrestleMania 33


The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is reporting that officials from the city will be working along with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to bid on WrestleMania 33, proposing the Vikings Stadium as the host.

The bid for the 2017 WrestleMania has not been issued yet but there’s already a fight from the city of Philadelphia who intends on bidding for the event, as they have been doing for years. Philadelphia last hosted a WrestleMania in 1999 with the main event of The Rock vs Steve Austin.

The Business Journal says that the city has “an ace up its sleeve” as Patrick Talty, the general manager of the new Vikings Stadium, was the Senior Vice President of Live Events at WWE before taking on the new job last month.

The still-under construction new Vikings Stadium will open in 2016 at a cost of $1.02 billion and will seat up to 73,000 fans. The stadium will host the 2018 NFL Super Bowl and the 2019 men’s NCAA Final Four.