The WWE announced on Wednesday that the 2019 Royal Rumble will be taking place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
The outdoor baseball stadium will host the Royal Rumble event on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 and will be the first time the company has run a pay-per-view event from a baseball stadium since WrestleMania 19 at Safeco Field in March 2003.
The Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix will host NXT Takeover on Saturday, January 26th along with Raw and SmackDown Live that week.
John Saboor, the WWE’s executive vice president of special events, spoke to The Republic and estimated over 40,000 fans will be in attendance for the Royal Rumble event.
This would not be the biggest Royal Rumble of all time as both the 1997 and 2017 versions at The Alamo Dome in San Antonio are likely to have higher attendance figures than Chase Field can accommodate.
Saboor added that site visits and planning would begin at the ballpark by no later than March.