In 2008, WrestleMania XXIV drew a crowd of nearly 75,000 to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, and now it appears that WWE’s premier event is making a return to Central Florida in 2017.
On Monday, a person claiming to work at the Citrus Bowl uploaded a photo to Reddit showing what appears to be a WrestleMania logo on the stadium’s jumbotron. The graphic also includes the date April 2, 2017, which falls on a Sunday.
Earlier in the day, the City of Orlando sent out a press release announcing a Tuesday press conference at the stadium with Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County mayor Teresa Jacobs and Florida governor Rick Scott. The release said that Dyer, Jacobs and Scott would be announcing a "major event" that will "draw visitors from around the world to the Orlando area for a week of activities."
The Citrus Bowl has undergone a $200 million renovation since it first hosted WrestleMania eight years ago. It has long been speculated that Orlando was making a push to host it again, and in February, Dyer confirmed that Orlando had made pitches to host the event in either 2017 and 2018.
This year’s WrestleMania will be held April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Texas.