April 14, 2024 3:15 pm
South Philadelphia Sports Complex hosting WWE event this weekend

Michael Sulkes, the General Manager of the Wells Fargo Center, has always been a lifelong WWE fan. He fondly remembers attending WrestleMania XV at the Wells Fargo Center in 1999 when he was just 13 years old. Reflecting on how much the WWE has evolved over the years, Sulkes notes that the event has outgrown arenas and is now held across multiple nights at different venues. This growth is evident in how the WWE has expanded to three sold-out events at the Wells Fargo Center and its surrounding areas.

As part of WrestleMania weekend, the WWE is also hosting WWE World at WrestleMania at the Pennsylvania Convention Center until Monday. To accommodate fans and minimize traffic congestion, SEPTA has added additional services on the Broad Street Line and Regional Rail routes around the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.

With approximately 17,000 people expected to attend each show at the Wells Fargo Center, arena President Phil Lawes estimates that about 6,000 fans have purchased tickets for all three events. Sulkes anticipates that the WWE Universe descending upon Philadelphia for the weekend shows will make a significant impact on the city. He believes that the event will showcase just how big of a deal the WWE is and is excited for Philadelphia to be taken over in a positive way.

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