Minneapolis rumored as possible WrestleMania host in 2020

Could Minnesota finally host a WrestleMania?
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Having missed out on the Grandaddy of Them All in 2016, U.S. Bank Stadium is rumored to be in the frame to host WrestleMania in two years' time.

Brad Shepard, a writer for Barn Burner in Canada, reports that a source within WWE told him executives are considering three possible locations for WrestleMania in 2020.

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is one of them, an as yet unnamed location in Florida the second. The third? U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

"Minnesota has never hosted a WrestleMania, although in recent years it has been briefly considered," Shepard wrote. "The source loved the idea of Minneapolis hosting WrestleMania."

This is the latest in a number of rumors about Minnesota hosting the WWE's showpiece event, with WrestlingCulture reporting in April it's being considered for 2020 or 2021.

Now we've been here before with WrestleMania. Minneapolis was strongly mooted as a possible location in 2017, which ultimately went to Orlando.

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The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which runs U.S. Bank Stadium, confirmed to BMTN that they'd made a bid for the event – but more importantly, that they'd bid again.

"WrestleMania is a great event, and we will continue to bid to bring WrestleMania to Minnesota in the future," then MSFA chair Michele Kelm-Helgen told us.

U.S. Bank Stadium has already hosted the Super Bowl this year and will host the NCAA Final Four in 2019. Getting WrestleMania in 2020 would complete a holy trinity of sporting/entertainment spectacles at the $1 billion stadium.

Minnesota has never hosted a WrestleMania in the event's 34-year history.

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