Detroit Sports Commission issues statement denying speculation that they're preparing bid for WWE WrestleMania 2027

Originally published at Detroit Sports Commission issues statement denying speculation that they're preparing bid for WWE WrestleMania 2027

A statement from the Sports Commission. 

There was speculation floating around social media that according to a Detroit radio report, the Detroit Sports Commission was preparing a bid to bring WWE WrestleMania back to the city in 2027. That would mark the 20-year anniversary of WrestleMania 23 in the city and the 40-year anniversary of WrestleMania III which took place in Michigan. 

A statement from the Commission was issued to The Detroit News and they denied the speculation, but added that they are enthusiastic about the possibility of hosting future major WWE events. 

Contrary to recent speculation, the DSC is not currently in the process of preparing a bid to host WrestleMania in 2027. However, we remain enthusiastic about the prospect of hosting future major WWE events. The Detroit Sports Commission values its strong relationship with WWE and is proud to have hosted some of their premier events across the Metro Detroit region. The DSC consistently evaluates opportunities and actively pursues bids for potential future events, leveraging our longstanding relationships with national governing bodies, sanctioning bodies, and event owners. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with WWE and welcoming more thrilling events to our vibrant city in the years to come.

The Detroit Commission played a role in WWE bringing their 2023 SummerSlam Premium Live Event to Ford Field. The show generated a gate of $8.5 million. 

WrestleMania 41 in 2025 is emanating from Las Vegas, Nevada. Wendy Blackshaw, President and Chief Executive of Minnesota Sports and Events shared that Minneapolis is not hosting next year’s WrestleMania due to a change in direction by ownership.