All Elite Wrestling Announces October TV Tapings in Boston & Philadelphia

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As you’ve probably heard by now, All Elite Wrestling will be making their debut on primetime television with the TNT network on 10/2 with a live television taping at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

With their first weekly taping now completely sold out (although more tickets are expected to be added at a later date), the up-and-coming promotion now has the daunting task of taping two hours of live professional wrestling every Wednesday for the foreseeable future.

AEW has now officially confirmed the locations of their second and third TV tapings set to take place this October. On 10/9 they will be coming to the Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass and on 10/16 the promotion will come to Philadelphia for the first time ever with a show at the Liacouras Center at Temple University.

It’s expected that AEW will have sold ~13,000 tickets for the TNT debut at Capital One Arena. For episode two, the Agganis Arena is not a venue on WWE’s normal rotation, but Impact Wrestling did run it once for Slammiversary XI in 2013 and drew just under 4,000 fans. The seating chart maxes out at 7,200 seats, but with the whole setup it will likely be significantly less.

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The Liacouras Center is another venue previously run by Impact Wrestling, maxing out around 10,000 seats. Their 2009 Lockdown pay-per-view drew an estimated 4,500 and Bound for Glory VII just two years later was reported at just over 3,500.

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