Dec 10, 2013, 2:56 PM PDT
Each man was spotted wearing the WWE Championship Belt on Tuesday, as the duo officially made the announcement that Wrestlemania is coming to Levi’s Stadium on March 29, 2015.
WWE’s signature show is like the Super Bowl of wrestling, so it makes sense that a National Football League franchise is behind the event. The main event takes place on Sunday, but the wrestling mega-show features a week of festivities.
“The San Francisco 49ers organization is thrilled that WWE has chosen Levi’s Stadium to host WrestleMania 31,” York said. “WWE is certainly a model for innovation as they have perfectly blended the worlds of sports and entertainment. We look forward to providing the most technologically-integrated WrestleMania experience ever.”
WWE has become a social media powerhouse. Their Facebook page has more likes than Major League Baseball and the NFL have combined. Last year’s Wrestlemania at MetLife Stadium was watched in over 100 countries and raised over $100 million in revenue in the New York area.
It seems silly, but it’s hard to snicker at WWE’s popularity and the cash flow their larger-than-life wrestlers will bring to the local economy. In true WWE fashion, their press conference was a spectacle. The event opened with a salsa dancing routine featuring WWE wrestlers Fandango and Summer Rae, and featured heavyweight champion John Cena, chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, and two seven-foot-tall performers.
The 49ers provided some muscle of their own, as tight end Vernon Davis was on hand. Davis even offered to be McMahon’s personal bodyguard while he is in town.
Levi’s Stadium is set to open in August of 2014, and the 49ers and Santa Clara haven’t had a tough time wrestling events from away from other venues. The $1.2 billion stadium will have 68,500 seats and offer high speed internet to each person in attendance. The team boasts that people will be able to check bathroom and beer lines in real-time, and order any item in the stadium for in-seat delivery.
With all the new tech in the 49ers’ new home, they shouldn’t have a problem handling anything the WWE’s creative team throws their way.
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