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Backstage news on how long Tony Khan plans to run AEW at Daily's Place

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It doesn't sound like Tony Khan is eager to take AEW out of Daily's Place anytime soon.
Matt Black
Modified 21 Dec 2020, 01:37 IST

After filming a month of television in Georgia back in March, AEW returned to its home base of Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida, and have been recording every episode of Dynamite and Dark there since.

The venue, which is an outdoor amphitheater, has presented its fair share of challenges for the company throughout the year due to weather. However, it is a safer location to run right now than in an indoor venue.

In recent months, AEW has also been able to safely bring back pockets of fans while keeping them all at a safe distance to enjoy AEW programming live. Some of their most recent shows have seen fan attendance at around 1,000 people per show.

With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out slowly across the United States, some fans are already questioning when companies like AEW and WWE will choose to return to the road for their live programming. But it's being reported that AEW will remain at Daily's Place for the time being.

AEW to remain at Daily's Place for the "foreseeable future"

On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, the idea of AEW taking Dynamite on the road again came up in discussion. However, it was quickly shot down by Dave Meltzer. He said that the company has no plans of leaving Daily's Place at this time and they intend to stay in the venue for the "foreseeable future."

Diving deeper into the subject, it was said that AEW owner, Tony Khan, doesn't believe that fans will come rushing back to shows as restrictions let up in 2021. With the state of the country right now in mind, this is a fair assessment. Returning to the road and not being able to sell out venues would be a disaster for AEW.

Meltzer did speculate, however, that if WWE returned to the road later in 2021, and started selling out shows, there is a chance AEW could follow in their footsteps. It will be interesting to see how things go next year when it comes to it.


Are you upset that AEW doesn't plan to leave Daily's Place anytime soon? Or do you understand where Khan is coming from? Let us know by sounding off in the comments section below.

AEW Dynamite: Holiday Bash airs this Wednesday at 10 PM EST on TNT after NBA basketball.

Published 21 Dec 2020, 01:37 IST
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