NEW YORK - MARCH 31: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper attends the WrestleMania 25th anniversary press conference at the Hard Rock Caf� on March 31, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Sun Life Stadium won the bid to host World Wrestling Entertainment's Super Bowl of suplexes, beating out several other cities including Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York and Toronto, according to the Miami Herald.
At a Wednesday press conference in South Florida, officials will discuss the weeklong list of activities planned for the event, which will take place sometime during the spring. Grammy Award Winner Emilio Estefan and other celebrities will be present at the press conference along with several politicians.
Home to the Miami Dolphins and five NFL superbowls, the stadium can seat more than 75,000. This will mark the second time Wrestlemania was held in Florida, after 2008's Wrestlemania 24 was held at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. That event set an attendance record for the Citrus Bowl with 74,635 in the seats.
WWE officials said Miami's international ties, facilities, airports and history of hosting other mega events helped it win the bid to host the Wrestlemania extravaganza.