Amway Center stands to benefit from WWE's residency.
According to Jon Alba and Jeff Allen of Spectrum News 13, Amway Center will make about $450,000 over the next two months as WWE uses the arena to host its weekly television and pay-per-view events.
City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer discussed the partnership between Amway Center and WWE in a press conference on Tuesday, saying, "The residency in a first for WWE and Amway Center. During the residency, WWE will have tapings on Mondays and Fridays beginning [August 21] with Friday Night SmackDown. There will be no public events and no fans permitted in the arena. During the residency, we are adding additional safety and cleaning procedures including wearing masks, daily temperature screening, hand sanitation, physical distancing, and COVID testing for WWE talent and staff. We are extremely grateful to WWE for choosing Amway Center to help keep our venue staff working through the pandemic."
Dyer was asked by Alba if WWE would eventually be able to extend its lease at Amway Center or allow fans, but was given a non-answer as Dyer once again stated the lease is for 60 days.
I asked City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer if #WWE would eventually be able to extend its lease at Amway Center or allow fans, but he just reiterated the lease runs for 60 days and they plan to tape events on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays (PPV). #ThunderDome pic.twitter.com/lVMbjAxNqQ— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) August 17, 2020
WWE officially announced the residency at Amway Center on Monday morning, promising am enhanced fan experience and calling the residency The ThunderDome. You can find more information by clicking here.