Update On Relocation Of WWE Thunderdome

The change is coming soon...

It was announced Thursday that WWE will be moving the majority of their TV production out of Orlando, FL's Amway Center and into Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.

According to a note from F4WOnline, WWE will be moving out of the Amway Center after the December 7 edition of Raw, and into Tropicana Field in time for the December 11 episode of SmackDown.

The move comes as the NBA's Orlando Magic prepares to begin their 2020-21 season at the Amway Center.

Though individual team schedules are not yet known, the next season begins play on Tuesday, December 22. It was speculated some time ago that WWE would have to be out of Amway no later than mid-December.

Tropicana Field is home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays. Similar to the situation with the Magic, WWE will likely be able to keep its "Thunderdome" set-up at the stadium until the next baseball season draws near (mid-to-late March likely being the latest they could stay).

WWE moved Raw, SmackDown, and pay-per-views from its Performance Center into the Amway Center in mid-August. The first televised broadcast to emanate from the building was the August 21 episode of SmackDown.

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.