All Elite Wrestling recently took to Twitter and made a huge announcement that due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, this coming Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite will now be emanating from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida, instead of the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. This coming Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite will reportedly follow a “restricted attendance policy.”
All Elite Wrestling also announced that the Blood And Guts episode of Dynamite, which was originally supposed to take place from inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Wednesday, March 25th will now be moved to a new location that has yet to be announced due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Dynamite’s Blood And Guts episode will also be airing live on TNT but managed under a “restricted attendance policy.”
AEW also noted that on Wednesday, July 8th, they will be returning to Rochester, New York for an episode of Dynamite. Fans who have purchased tickets to the Rochester show will be able to receive a refund, or they can use their tickets on July 8th. AEW will then return to Newark, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 22nd also for an episode of Dynamite and similar to Rochester, New York, fans who have already purchased tickets for Newark, New Jersey can receive a refund or use those tickets on July 22nd.
These changes to Dynamite were reportedly expected following the announcement of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo that the state of New York is banning most gatherings with up to 500 people or more, until further notice, to help slow the spread of the virus. Also, Newark Mayor Raj J. Baraka announced that the city is advising all non-essential public gatherings should be cancelled for the next 30 days. The city noted that a “non-essential group event” is defined as a gathering of 50 people or more for social, cultural, or entertainment events where people are not separated by physical space of at least 4 feet.
You can check out All Elite Wrestling’s announcements below:
This show will be televised live on TNT from Daily’s Place, and be managed under a restricted attendance policy. The DYNAMITE show in Rochester will be rescheduled for Wednesday, July 8, at Blue Cross Arena.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 12, 2020
In addition, the DYNAMITE show on March 25 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, will be relocated to a new venue, which will be announced shortly.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 12, 2020
Fans who have already purchased tickets to the Newark show will be offered a refund via the point of purchase, or have their original ticket valid for admission to the event on July 22. Additional details will be forthcoming.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 12, 2020
We appreciate your understanding as the safety and well-being of our fans and talent is always our top priority. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation related to COVID-19 and be guided by government officials, health organizations and venue management.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 12, 2020