For the second time in a five-year span, WrestleMania will touch down in The Big Easy.
WWE confirmed the news Monday that New Orleans will play host to WrestleMania 34 on April 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The turnaround marks a quick one for the city, as New Orleans was the site for WrestleMania XXX in 2014. A capacity crowd of 75,167 fans turned out for that card, best remembered for Brock Lesnar breaking The Undertaker's streak and Daniel Bryan winning the opening and closing matches of the show, including a triple threat for the WWE world heavyweight championship against Batista and Randy Orton.
A 2014 study conducted by Enigma Research Corporation reported that WrestleMania XXX provided New Orleans a then-record $142.2 million in economic impact for the city (a mark that was broken in 2016 at WrestleMania 32 in Dallas). The show also produced $10.9 million in ticket revenue.
WWE is in New Orleans on Monday for Raw and announced it will hold a press event on Tuesday morning to officially announce the specifics surrounding WrestleMania 34.
According to a report from The Times-Picayune, WrestleMania weekend in 2018 will also feature an NXT showcase on Friday, a WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday and an episode of SmackDown Live on Tuesday, with all three events at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.