Report: WWE Has Talked About Moving The ThunderDome To Tropicana Field
The home of the Tampa Bay Rays...
Past reports have noted that WWE is set to leave the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida by December 1. All main roster programming has been broadcast from the arena since August 22 but the company will have to find a new home soon.
Mike Johnson of PWinsider provided an update on the situation recently. He noted WWE has to move out of the venue by December 5 as Orlando Magic needs the facility for the upcoming NBA season. The NBA and NBPA announced yesterday that the 2020-21 season will begin on December 22.
WWE is reportedly looking at venues in North Carolina, Texas, Illinois and Florida to house the ThunderDome but WWE's next move has yet to be finalised.
Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that the company has talked about moving to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The 42,000 seater stadium is the home of the Tampa Bay Rays and is currently empty following the end of the 2020 MLB season. One of the parking lots is currently a coronavirus testing site, though.
Meltzer said: "I don't know where they're going. Believe it or not, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg has been talked about, which is a baseball stadium. I don't know how you run that every week, they'll have to run twice a week… I know that there's all kinds of other indoor buildings they've talked to as well. That’s another deal."