The signs are looking positive for fans to return to WWE starting with the 2021 Royal Rumble after an update was given on devotees attending NBA home games in nearby arenas.
With one month left until the thirty man and thirty woman over the top rope elimination spectacle, WWE are currently waiting on a decision by Tropicana Field, the new home of WWE ThunderDome, on whether fans will be allowed to attend the event currently scheduled for January 31.
Reports several weeks ago stated that the company had given the venue a January 7, 2021, deadline to come to a decision in order that ample time be allocated to publicising and ticket distribution to an audience.
However, it has been decided by surrounding arenas such as the Amalie Arena in Tampa Florida – used as a temporary home by Canadian NBA team, Toronto Raptors – that a limited number of fans will be permitted to NBA games once the season resumes.
The Amalie Arena is said to be allocating over three thousand seats for pre-season games alone and up to four thousand for the first game of the season.
While the venues are separate, the fact that larger buildings are now opening their doors to the paying public once more gives WWE a boost that Tropicana Field will follow suit and allow a limited pool of fans to attend the Royal Rumble.
Fans have returned to WWE television in past weeks, with attendances noticeable at the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center for NXT since the state’s governor permitted the public to pack out arenas across Florida.