Next year’s WWE Royal Rumble event will be taking place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on January 26th, according to the Houston Chronicle.
This will be the second year in a row that a baseball stadium will be hosting the event, following last month’s event at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This will also be the first time since 1989 that Houston will be hosting the Royal Rumble.
WWE Executive John Saboor’s statement on WWE’s decision to hold the event in Houston:
“We had a wonderful experience at Chase Field, and that underscored our excitement with the decision to place the 2020 Royal Rumble at Minute Maid Park. We want to expose the WWE brand and its events to as many people as possible, and the size of facilities in which we present our major events is a key catalyst.”
WWE’s official statement:
WWE today announced that Minute Maid Park in Houston will host Royal Rumble on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The event will mark WWE’s debut at Minute Maid Park and the second time Royal Rumble has been held at a baseball stadium following this year’s event at Chase Field in Phoenix which took place in front of a capacity crowd of 48,193. The announcement was made by the Houston Chronicle.
Fans attending this Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber event at the Toyota Center in Houston will receive a pre-sale offer to buy tickets to Royal Rumble before the general public. Details on ticket availability will be forthcoming. Additionally, fans in attendance will have the chance to win four tickets to the 2020 Royal Rumble by taking part in a special Twitter and Instagram sweepstakes.
“We are thrilled to bring one of WWE’s biggest events of 2020 to Minute Maid Park,” said Janis Burke, CEO of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority. “We look forward to WWE fans from around the world descending on Houston for the Royal Rumble.”
The event, which will stream live around the world on WWE Network, will feature a 30-Man Royal Rumble Match and a 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match, with the winners of both matches receiving World Championship opportunities at WrestleMania 36.