Tampa representatives have issued a statement regarding WrestleMania 36 no longer taking place at Raymond James Stadium due to the coronavirus.
Instead, as WWE announced yesterday, it will go ahead on April 5 on the WWE Network and pay-per-view as planned, but will be held at WWE’s Performance Center in front of no live crowd.
Rob Higgins of the Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee posted the following:
“Our community has waited 36 years to host WrestleMania and while we are saddened that this unforeseen situation has led us to today’s announcement, this is totally the right call for the security and safety of everyone involved. A huge thank you to all our local leaders and our friends at WWE, as we collectively worked through the unprecedented fluidity of the last few weeks. The Tampa Bay-WWE partnership has never been stronger.”
The Mayor of Tampa, Jon Castor, retweeted Higgins’ statement.
For those wondering about ticket refunds, Ticketmaster has confirmed: “Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be canceled & refunded.”