WWE has not officially decided on the venue for next year’s WrestleMania 30 event yet. The two strongest candidates are the Superdome in New Orleans, or Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Right now, company officials are going back and forth on the WrestleMania 30 location. It was speculated that the Superdome was the preferred venue, but some people within the company don’t want to break tradition and want it to be held at Madison Square Garden.
This is because the first ever WrestleMania event was held at Madison Square Garden. The venue was also the host for WrestleMania X and WrestleMania XX in 1994 and 2004 respectively. Since next year will be the 30th anniversary of the event, Madison Square Garden will be the perfect place to hold it.
The only problem about holding WrestleMania 30 there is because WWE has been hosting WrestleMania events in huge stadiums since 2007. The venue only holds a maximum of 20,000 people. Most stadiums that WWE has staged WrestleMania events in the past can hold over 70,000 people. Holding its most popular event in a smaller venue means the company will lose lots of revenue. A solution to the problem is by increasing the price of tickets, but this will look bad from a consumer’s standpoint.
Another problem about holding it in New York City is because WrestleMania 29 is being held in the New York area too. It’s unfair for the East Coast of the USA to practically have two WrestleMania events in consecutive years.
At this rate, it looks like the Superdome in New Orleans is the preferred location for WrestleMania 30. The one concern WWE has about the venue is the power outage that occurred during the Super Bowl. They experienced a power outage before during WrestleMania 24, and the company won’t want that to happen ever again during its biggest show of the year.