Wednesday's AEW Dynamite opened with fans being shown in the crowd.
AEW has been allowing fans into Daily's Place since the beginning of July, having them sit in the upper bowl of the venue. Fans are not tested, but are given temperature checks. Fans are invited by AEW are reportedly friends and family of Jaguars and Daily's Place sponsorship partners.
Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reports AEW nearly doubled the amount of fans for Wednesday's episode of Dynamite with about 150 spectators in attendance.
Fightful contributor Jessi Davin added more to the story, revealing the protocols in place for the event.
For those wondering: no. They don’t allow fans. I happen to have a very non-wrestling-related connection that happened to get me this opportunity. It’s still a closed set! pic.twitter.com/dDRJ6EVBFx— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) August 12, 2020
Groups of families were seated together. Sectioned were laid out beforehand and the rest was taped off. Mask enforcement was there correcting people’s masks placement the entire night. https://t.co/16Qk8dF2TL pic.twitter.com/0veT48yNma— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) August 13, 2020
Parties were grouped together and socially distanced between each group. They had it planned out beforehand because they had to know who was coming. Do not let the camera angle fool you. I felt very safe and so did my husband. #AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/dZiHXXgetF— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) August 13, 2020
They had people monitoring and correcting people’s mask-wearing all night. Here is mask patrol getting in my shot lol pic.twitter.com/qVxRnuup14— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) August 13, 2020
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