A return to action isn’t the only thing on Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan’s mind, as he would also like to build a Cage Warriors Arena.
“This has opened my eyes to the fact that it would be really good for us to have our own mini-arena, ‘The Cage Warriors Arena,’ in the UK,” Boylan said to MMA Junkie. “We are physically looking into securing a commercial property to put our own studio-style arena together that stays consistently set up.”
This move would be following in the footsteps of the UFC, which has built the UFC Apex and even a Fight Island for events.
Boylan credits the coronavirus pandemic as the reason behind the idea of the Cage Warriors Arena.
“If you weigh up the costs of renting these big arenas that we go into – and we do 10 a year – and you weigh up the cost of that over two to three years, we could potentially have our own arena set up,” Boylan said. “No de-rigging, no building, it’s there, ready every time we want to use it, and we can use it for other stuff, too. This pandemic has opened my eyes up to that, and we’re looking for that spot right now.”
There is no word yet on a location for the arena or when construction would begin for the future Cage Warriors Arena.