WrestleMania 37 Night One is still a few hours away, but fans that have already entered Raymond James Stadium in Tampa are dealing with a severe thunderstorm. A video from Twitter user @stellar_jl319 on Saturday afternoon shows storm clouds rolling over the stadium as a voice on the intercom instructs fans to seek shelter due to lightning.
"Ladies and gentlemen, please be advised as severe weather, including lightning, is within the immediate vicinity of Raymond James Stadium. At this time we ask that all fans seek shelter on the covered concourse nearest your seats.
As the storm began, the wind began knocking over floor seats.
Traffic outside the arena is reportedly at a standstill.
Also I’m in a complete standstill trying to get into media parking three hours before event time so that doesn’t feel promising.— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) April 10, 2021
Welp. This explains that. Staff are taking shelter as this storm rolls through so lots are closed. I’m not exaggerating when I say cars are just in park in the middle of the road. #WrestleMania #WWE https://t.co/bBkwqXqd4U— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) April 10, 2021
Update: Fans are now being allowed back in the arena:
Update, some good news: “Lightning threat has passed, all parking and gates are back OPEN! Fans may return to their seats”. - RJStadium. #WrestleMania— WrestleOps (@WrestleOps) April 10, 2021
Update (5:58 ET): Stephanie McMahon has stated on Twitter that the show will begin on time.0comments
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