A new report suggests that AEW might be set to leave their home at Daily’s Place and head back out on the road as early as late summer.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, AEW has produced their weekly TNT show from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. The venue is connected to TIAA Bank Field where the NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars play their home games. The Jags are owned by AEW President Tony Khan’s family.
The last time AEW was out of Florida and in front of fans was the 11th of March 2020 when Dynamite emanated from West Valley City in Utah. A few episodes of Dynamite were taped on a closed set in a studio in Norcross, Georgia otherwise the show has found its home in Jacksonville.
In the last few months, some fans have been able to attend events in a socially distanced manner. A crowd of 1,300 were able to attend March’s Revolution pay-per-view event. Those in attendance witnessed the infamous Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega in the main event.
A new report from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has stated that the company is starting to book speculative dates to begin touring. The report adds that although nothing is official, the early summer or autumn is the ballpark for getting Dynamite back on the road.
Heading back to the Sears Center?
Meltzer speculates that the All Out pay-per-view, which has been traditionally held over Labor Day weekend in the US could be held outside Florida. The Sears Center in Chicago is the likely destination as it held the first All Out event as well as All In in 2018 – the event that preceded AEW’s formation. Meltzer does note that the world will take precedence over any of these decisions. Leaving things up in the air until the pandemic picture becomes clearer.
Dynamite tapings that were due to take place in March 2020 in Newark and Rochester are tentatively scheduled for September 2021.
AEW’s next pay-per-view event Double Or Nothing due to take place in May 2021 will be held in Daily’s Place for the second year in a row. The 2020 edition of that event saw the incredible Stadium Stampede match takeover TIAA Bank Field.