ROH have announced that their Best In The World pay-per-view will take place in front of a live audience. It will be the first time that fans have been able to attend a ROH show in almost a year and a half.
The event will take place at the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore on Sunday July 11th.
ROH confirmed on rohwrestling.com that the event will feature “pod” seating.
“As always, the health and well-being of fans are ROH’s top priorities. The event will have limited capacity, and “pod” seating will be implemented to ensure proper social distancing of six feet between each group of ticket holders. Additionally, temperatures will be taken upon entry and masks will be required to be worn by all attendees throughout the event.
Final health and safety policies will be provided approximately 2-3 weeks before the event as the pandemic conditions and government guidelines continue to change. Any refund requests due to the conditions of the pandemic or stringency of health and safety policies will be honored.”
Commenting on the news, ROH COO Joe Koff thanked both fans and wrestlers for their perseverance during the last year.
“Our locker room-full of tremendous athletes have missed the energy of connecting with our great fans that you only get with a live show.. We look forward to giving them more of the best bell-to-bell action, including the return of the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ tournament and the highly anticipated Women’s Championship Tournament this summer.
“I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of our talented athletes, fans and everyone who has done their part to keep each other safe. It’s been a challenging year, no doubt, but we’re excited to continue to ramp up what we do best. Nothing beats the thrill of witnessing The Best Wrestling on the Planet and seeing your favorite stars LIVE and in-person. We would like to do this still with the fans’ safety, health and well-being as ROH’s top priorities.”
The event will be the first time fans have been in attendance at an ROH show since February 2020.