WWE WrestleMania 41 Venue Change to ‘New Ownership Direction’

The Minnesota Sports and Events (MNSE) group has announced that the selection of WWE WrestleMania 41 to Las Vegas, instead of Minnesota, was driven by “a change in direction by new ownership” at WWE.

Wendy Blackshaw, MNSE’s president and CEO, explained to the Star Tribune that they were notified about the venue shift, attributing it to new strategic decisions by WWE’s new owners.

“We were informed by WWE that Minnesota would not host WrestleMania in 2025 due to a change in direction by new ownership,” Blackshaw said. “Although disappointed, we are in discussions with WWE about future events in Minnesota. We are optimistic that Minnesota will host WWE events here in the future.”

Minneapolis had been a finalist to host the event, following the city’s pitch by Minnesota Sports and Events (MNSE), a nonprofit that works to bring major attractions to the Twin Cities. The city’s bid was to hold the event at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Instead, WrestleMania 41 will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on April 19-20, 2025. Las Vegas was thought to be the front runner among several cities vying for the event. Vegas-based Endeavor Sports and Entertainment took majority ownership of WWE about a year ago.

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