With this week’s monumental announcement that this year’s WrestleMania will take place on Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th, emanating from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, more details have now emerged regarding the potential length of the show and just how many fans may be in attendance.
The official capacity of Raymond James Stadium is 65,890. However, with social distancing in place, a full capacity show is pretty much an impossibility. The attendance is set to be significantly higher than the 14,483 average attendance at the stadium across the second half of 2020 – which is approximately 22% of the capacity.
A new report from WrestleVotes suggests that “upwards of 25,000 fans on each night” is being planned, with internal discussions on potentially reopening the touring schedule for live television after the Show of Shows.
For analysis on potential attendance and the precautions which could be in place, click here.
WWE is planning on permitting upwards of 25,000 fans for WrestleMania on each night. The real internal discussions are what to do after. Some would like a soft “reopening” of the touring schedule for Live TVs as continuing the ThunderDome post Mania comes with location headaches.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 20, 2021
Meanwhile, PWInsider.com is reporting that the current plan for each night is to have a three-hour broadcast, from 7pm until 10pm EST for the main show following the WWE Network Kickoff show.
One further note to that report is that no other events are locked in, such as a Hall of Fame ceremony, with the company reportedly focusing on safe fan attendance.
WWE’s official confirmation that WrestleMania 37 would take place at the Raymond James Stadium on April 10th and 11th featured a statement regarding ticket availability suggested fan attendance is likely.
“In coordination with local partners and government officials, WWE will announce ticket availability and safety protocols for WrestleMania37 in the coming weeks. Information on additional WrestleMania Week events is forthcoming.”
Find out everything you need to know about WrestleMania 37 here.