WWE Releases Official Statement Regarding Philadelphia’s Bidding For WrestleMania, Philadelphia Rep Also Issues Comment

Chris Cash

WWE has released an official statement regarding Philadelphia's bidding for WrestleMania 31 and 32. PWInsider.com posted a story yesterday claiming Santa Clara was chosen as the host city for 'Mania 31 due to Philly's "lack of interest".

A representative of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau contacted WrestleZone earlier today, and informed us that the PWInsider report was "erroneous".

WWE released the following statement:

"While Philadelphia expressed a great interest in hosting Wrestlemania in 2015 and 2016, the fact is the city did not submit a formal proposal because the facilities necessary to host ancillary events weren’t available. Philadelphia remains a strong market for WWE in all aspects of our business.”

The executive director of the Philadelphia Sports Congress provided some additional background on the issue in this report from 6ABC.

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