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WrestleMania 36 moving out of Tampa, will take place at closed set in Orlando, WWE says

Posted: 7:10 PM, Mar 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-17 12:45:58-04
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TAMPA, Fla. -- WWE is no longer having the highly-anticipated WrestleMania 36 in front of fans in Tampa.

According to an announcement from WWE, WrestleMania 36 will take place "on the closed set at WWE's training facility in Orlando."

The event is closed to the public but will be available on pay-per-view.

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The announcement comes as the Tampa Bay area, as well as the rest of the world, remain on edge from the coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organization declared the virus' outbreak as a pandemic on March 11.

Prior to the outbreak, officials expected WrestleMania 36 to bring in more than 70,000 fans at Raymond James Stadium.

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Earlier in the month Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said public safety is a major priority.

"A threat to public safety is a threat," Sheriff Chad Chronister said previously. "It doesn’t matter if it’s medical, if there’s some type of illness or it’s an active shooter."

Refunds for all WrestleMania Week events are available at all original points of purchase, WWE said.

Those who purchased their tickets through Ticketmaster, will automatically be refunded in the next 30 days. Those who purchased their tickets at the ReliaQuest Ticket Office at AMALIE Arena, refunds will be made available once the ticket office reopens; currently the ticket office is closed for safety reasons due to the current COVID-19 virus situation.