Minute Maid Park is the home of the MLB Houston Astros baseball team. The Chronicle confirmed that the stadium will host the Royal Rumble bouts of men and women that year, thus initiating the Road to WrestleMania 36.
John Saboor, Executive Vice President of Special Events at WWE, said Minute Maid Park will offer the same opportunities that WWE had at Chase Field in Phoenix for the Royal Rumble 2019 event last month.
“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,” said John Saboor, WWE executive vice president of special events.”
“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.”
Saboor revealed that WWE and the Harris County Sports Authority began negotiating to bring the Rumble to Minute Maid Park in the summer of 2018. The Rumble was held for the last time in Houston in 1989 at The Summit.
“This is an opportunity to build upon what has been a very special relationship built over several decades between WWE and Houston,” he said.
WWE NXT Takeover still not confirmed for that weekend
The announcement of WWE and The Chronicle did not confirm any WWE NXT Takeover for the weekend of Royal Rumble 2020, nor dates for the programs of RAW and SmackDown that week. We will keep you updated on other dates for that week.
The WWE website also announced that fans attending the PPV Elimination Chamber this Sunday at the Toyota Center in Houston will receive a pre-sale offer to buy Royal Rumble 2020 tickets before they go on sale to the public at the general. These same fans will also have the opportunity to win 4 tickets to WWE Royal Rumble 2020 through a special contest that will be done through Twitter and Instagram. Full details of Royal Rumble 2020 ticket sales will be announced soon.