As initially disclosed by I Love the Burg, the WWE Royal Rumble is scheduled to take place at Tropicana Field, the Tampa Bay Rays’ home, on Saturday, January 27. Tickets are currently available for purchase. It’s important to note that this coincides with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, so anticipate a bustling atmosphere in the area. If you’re in need of accommodations, now is the optimal time to make your hotel reservations.
WWE is gearing up for a full weekend of events spanning St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa, with the Royal Rumble on Saturday, January 27 being the centerpiece. Just two days later, on January 29, Monday Night Raw will be broadcast live from Tampa’s Amalie Arena. This marks a significant occasion as the Royal Rumble returns to Tampa Bay with a live audience for the first time since 1995.
WWE Royal Rumble Weekend in Tampa Bay
“Tampa Bay has long been a terrific market for WWE,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Live Events John Porco. “Thanks to our partners at the Tampa Bay Rays, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, we look forward to a fantastic schedule of events in January.”
“We are excited to welcome WWE back to Tropicana Field for the 2024 Royal Rumble,” said Tampa Bay Rays President Matt Silverman. “The Royal Rumble will provide first-class sports entertainment to both those seeing the action in person and watching as part of a worldwide television audience. This event will bring visitors from around the globe to experience the beauty of our area and all it has to offer.”
Making a huge economic impact in the Tampa area
“As a leader in event production and promotion, we are thrilled to collaborate with WWE to bring Royal Rumble to our destination,” Caleb Peterson, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Senior Business Development Manager. “We look forward to welcoming all of the WWE fans to our community, a community that will certainly match their energy and enthusiasm for sports entertainment. A special thank you to our community partners – the Tampa Bay Rays, City of St. Petersburg, and Tampa Bay Sports Commission – for their role in creating this unique opportunity for our destination.”
This announcement follows closely on the heels of this year’s remarkable Royal Rumble held in San Antonio, Texas. The event achieved unprecedented success, becoming WWE’s top-grossing and most-watched Royal Rumble in the company’s history. It also established an all-time gate record, surpassing $7.7 million, a remarkable increase of over 50 percent from the previous record set during the Royal Rumble in 2017.