Minneapolis is a finalist to host WrestleMania 41

Minneapolis is a finalist to host WrestleMania 41.

The nonprofit Minnesota Sports and Events (MNSE), the lead organization working to bring major attractions to the Minneapolis/St. Paul, told the StarTribune on Wednesday that it has submitted its pitch for WWE hold the big two-night event at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Wendy Blackshaw, MNSE’s president and chief executive officer, said Minneapolis is one of several cities WWE invited to participate in a “very competitive” battle for WrestleMania 41.

The StarTribune notes the winning city should find out next month, a few days before WWE publicly reveals the 2025 host city. Blackshaw also said WrestleMania 41 is “within hollering” distance of the Super Bowl when it comes to generating revenue for a host community.

Blackshaw told the StarTribune that she attended the WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA and said “it was nothing like I had ever seen in my whole life…the ages were 5 to 95; little kids, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. The pageantry, it’s unreal.”