8/20 AEW Rampage Taking Place At Chicago's United Center

Entitled "The First Dance"

The second-ever broadcast of AEW Rampage, subtitled "The First Dance", will emanate from Chicago's United Center, as was announced by Tony Schiavone (making the announcement on behalf of Tony Khan) during Wednesday night's AEW Dynamite broadcast in Charlotte.

Tickets for the event will go on sale this Friday.

The venue will be the third different building in metropolitan Chicago that AEW has run during its short lifetime. The promotion has primarily used the NOW Arena (formerly the Sears Center), which will play host to three different AEW cards the first week of September (culminating with All Out on September 5). The other Chicago arena AEW has used was Wintrust Arena (home of the 2020 Revolution).

After the announcement was made, fans at Dynamite (inevitably) began chanting CM Punk's name. Darby Allin then used the phrase "Best in the World" in an ensuing backstage promo.

The 23,500-seat United Center (home of the NBA's Bulls and NHL's Blackhawks) has had a history of running wrestling events, dating back to its opening in 1994. That year's SummerSlam was the first major event held inside the venue. The 2000 WCW Spring Stampede also emanated from the United Center.

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