WrestleMania 32 takes over AT&T Stadium in 2016
ARLINGTON, Texas — Everything’s bigger in Texas, WrestleMania included.
AT&T Stadium in Texas' Dallas-Arlington region will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 32, on Sunday, April 3, 2016, WWE officially confirmed at a Superstar-studded press conference yesterday.
Arlington Mayor Robert N. Cluck, Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson, and Cowboys legend Ed "Too Tall" Jones joined WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John P. Saboor in making the historic announcement.
Since opening its doors in 2009, AT&T Stadium has already hosted the NBA All-Star Game, the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four.
“It is certainly exciting being able to partner with WWE to bring such an extravagance here to north Texas,” Jones Anderson said. “When we set out to build AT&T Stadium, we had some marquee events on our list that meant we were going to be at the pinnacle of sports and entertainment, and WWE was at the top of that list. And now being able to check that box and say we have an incredible partnership and we can’t wait to produce an incredible event, we are so excited and looking forward to April 3.”
In addition to WrestleMania 32, the Dallas/Arlington region will host a number of events during WrestleMania Week. WrestleMania Axxess — the largest WWE fan gathering of the year — will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, while American Airlines Center will host both the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Monday Night Raw taking place the night after WrestleMania.
Additionally, WrestleMania Week features many pro-social events designed to give back to the host community, including Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies and hospital visits.
"I'm the only mayor in the country with smile on his face all the time ... because of events like this," Cluck said during the press conference.
WrestleMania 32 will be broadcast live on WWE Network and pay-per-view in more than 170 countries. Last year, WrestleMania 30 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome generated more than $142 million in economic impact for the New Orleans region. This year’s WrestleMania 31 takes place Sunday, March 29, at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.