We first told you about this last month, and now more confirmation that Philly is one of the two finalists to host Wrestlemania in 2015, which will undoubtedly make our fashion editor, Dan Fuller, and roving contributor, Ryan Gillon, moist with anticipation.
Santa Clara is a finalist — competing with Philadelphia — to host the spring 2015 showcase of folding-chair smacks and body slams at the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium.
Mayor Jamie Matthews and 49ers executives are flying to World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters in Connecticut to pitch the company’s charismatic chairman, Vince McMahon, next week. Two weeks ago, city leaders and 49ers CEO Jed York blitzed WWE officials with a presentation at Niners headquarters, emphasizing the stadium’s technology and size.
The WWE confirmed Santa Clara’s interest and said the 2015 host city will be announced “early next year,” but declined to comment further. Generally, WWE officials seek a destination city that can accommodate the multiple events with smaller facilities, while having a stadium that can hold at least 60,000 fans. Wrestling blogs and Philadelphia media are abuzz about the City of Brotherly Love’s pitch for the event.
Heyyo, Jeffrey Lurie, GET ON A PLANE TO CONNECTICUT. Make this happen.
via CBS Philly