Next week's broadcast of AEW Dynamite will allow for paying fans to enter, capping the audience at ten percent of Daily's Place. The limited tickets have sold out, but a number of tickets have showed up on the secondary market.
AEW President Tony Khan has condemned sellers doing this as an, "illegal, unethical and inappropriate move", as the tickets were meant to be sold in clusters to keep friend/family groups together and away from other groups, in adherence with social distancing guidelines.
Khan has promised that AEW will monitor the sale of tickets on the secondary market, and take action if they catch anyone trying to divide up a seating "pod" for their own gain.
Khan's statement reads:
We're very grateful for the fast sellout of Thursday's outdoor AEW Dynamite live show at 10% venue capacity that we recently announced. The show will be open to a limited number of fans wearing mandatory protective masks who will be seated in a specially designed, physically distanced arrangement in the open air Daily's Place amphitheater and will air live on TNT on Thursday, August 27 at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
The tickets were sold in groups, or pods, with the intention of keeping fans with their friends and families and safely distanced from other fans in attendance. We're seeing some of these tickets being sold on the secondary market in a way that splits original pod, and therefore potentially combining two or more groups of unacquainted fans within the same pod. This was clearly not our intention. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of the entire AEW family, and that certainly includes our fans. It's an illegal, unethical and inappropriate move by secondary market sellers, and we intend to police this situation online as well as at the venue.
To that end, we're asking our fans to inform us if they've feel they've purchased tickets that were originally part of a larger pod and we will do what we can to offer a remedy. Furthermore, we will be watching for any AEW Dynamite tickets on the secondary market, and if we see anyone trying to divide a pod for resale, we will cancel the entire original order.
It's going to be great to have fans back at our show with social distancing precautions in place that will make these outdoor events safe for everyone in attendance. Thank you to all of the great wrestling fans who support AEW!
President & CEO, All Elite Wrestling