San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California is currently a finalist to host WrestleMania 31, which will take place in 2015. Santa Clara, which is in the running along with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sent city leaders to meet with WWE officials two weeks ago, and will be sending leaders to Stamford next week to formally make a pitch. WWE has confirmed Santa Clara's interest, as noted in the excerpt below:
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.
Though the $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium will hold 68,500 fans for 49ers games when it opens next summer, it would balloon with temporary seating to a capacity of 75,000 for the Super Bowl and WrestleMania.
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