WWE.com has published an article on six things you didn’t know about the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which will host WrestleMania on Sunday night, and below are a few article excerpts:
It will become the eighth venue to host two WrestleManias
New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Atlantic City Convention Center, Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Toronto’s Rogers Centre (formerly known as The Skydome), Chicago’s Allstate Arena (formerly known as Rosemont Horizon), Anaheim’s Honda Center (formerly known as Arrowhead Pond) and Orlando’s Citrus Bowl hold the distinction of being the only venues to hold two WrestleManias since The Show of Shows’ inception in 1985. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans — the site of WrestleMania 30 — joins this exclusive group on Sunday when WrestleMania 34 descends upon The Big Easy.
Muhammad Ali had his last victory there
Speaking of Muhammad Ali, 65,000 people witnessed history inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the famed “Ali Rematch” where Ali looking to reclaim his heavyweight championship from Leon Spinks in 1978. Although Ali won the bout and his third heavyweight title, it would be his final professional victory.