Cody Says AEW Is Scouting Stadiums For Future Shows

Feb 28, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

\In an interview with the WINCLY podcast, Executive Vice President of All Elite, Cody, discussed a range of topics including potential television plans and the fact that AEW is scouting stadiums for future shows. He is hopeful that the company will be able to draw crowds comparable to a WrestleMania or Superbowl audience.

“To be frank, I have a couple site visits in the next few weeks that are stadiums,” he confirmed. “So, it doesn’t mean anything. There’s no promises, no contracts, no nothing like that. Just me and my business partners checking out a few spots.

“That would be really exciting [to host that many people]. I mean, that would be a dream come true to have over 40,000+. When you get between that 40 and 80 range a Wrestlemania-like event has, that Superbowl event-like has…that’s something special. But I know that we don’t want to — we really got to do this right. We got to crawl before we walk and we’ve got to walk before we run, and you’ve seen companies that have a lot of financial backing take shop that they shouldn’t take, so, we’re just trying to be careful.”

Having a new promotion that offers a viable alternative to WWE is an exciting proposition for many, but should AEW be looking at stadiums or perhaps leaning towards smaller venues?

As Cody himself said, “We got to crawl before we walk and we’ve got to walk before we run.”


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