WWE American Family field Milwaukee March 25, 2024; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Ovidio Alvarrado pressure washes spectator seating as the Milwaukee Brewers unveiled two new scoreboards Monday, March 25, 2024 at American Family Field Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The Brewers partnered with ANC, a digital signage and visual display company, to enhance existing digital and static stadium signage. The new 8mm LED digital display overlooking center field measures 12,077 square feet. It will be among the largest scoreboards in Major League Baseball, according to the Brewers, and is more than double the size of the old display at 5,940 square feet. The Brewers are also adding a scoreboard in right field above the bleachers. This screen is also an 8mm LED digital display measuring 2,840 square feet. Opening Day is March 28. The Brewers begin the season on the road against the New York Mets for a four-game series. The Brewers’ home opener at American Family Field is April 2 against the Minnesota Twins. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman-USA TODAY NETWORK

The Royal Rumble has never been to the state of Wisconsin. It sounds like the city of Milwaukee wants to change that.

A report emerged this week that the City of Milwaukee is pursuing WWE’s kickoff to the road to WrestleMania. If Milwaukee gets what they want, the Royal Rumble would then emanate from American Family Field, formerly known to Brewers and MLB fans as Miller Park.

WDJT-TV in Milwaukee, or CBS 58, reported the news that the city and WWE are attempting to work towards making it a reality.

“CBS 58 has learned Milwaukee leaders have been in talks with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and are pitching them on hosting a future ‘Royal Rumble’ at the ballpark once it’s been winterized,” CBS 58 wrote. They added that an anonymous source told the network that “City and state representatives met with WWE officials in Philadelphia last weekend during the company’s biggest annual event, ‘WrestleMania.'”

WWE has made a recent hard pivot towards stadium shows for their big events. The Royal Rumble has been among that sweeping change. In 2019, Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona played host to the event. Then in 2020, Houston’s Minute Maid Park took its turn to host the show. Tropicana Field in Tampa hosted the event this year and in 2021, when WWE used the field as its ‘Thunderdome’ during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cold climate in Milwaukee, especially in January, makes this a very intriguing decision to say the least. However, American Family Field at least sports a retractable roof.

We just wonder one thing: Will Bernie Brewer’s slide be involved at all?

[CBS 58]

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