Anytime you aren't sure of an answer to a question or need help problem solving, just use Google.
That's what Tony Khan did to find Arthur Ashe Stadium to hold the biggest event in AEW history.
“I was on Google looking at stadiums with a roof and googled all the stadiums in the world with a roof, and I was looking through them and I found Arthur Ashe,” Khan told Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post. "Obviously, I’m a big sports fan and I was very familiar with Arthur Ashe from watching the U.S. Open over the years. It had never occurred to me that it could be a great wrestling venue. It’s in a historic, incredible wrestling market in New York and I thought it fit so many things we were looking for. We were looking for a big stadium with a roof and I was looking for a great venue in New York and something special that would be a very memorable show and it just fit some many things that it seemed like the perfect venue.”
Khan continued by saying, "So we reached out to them, awhile back, long before the pandemic, and had a really good talk and we were going to try to schedule something in 2020 at Arthur Ashe and we weren’t able to do it. I wanted to do this ‘AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam’ show. It ended up being something we had to shelve for a year and coming back and doing it this year and this September.”
AEW Dynamite Grand Slam is set for September 22 and is close to selling out the 18,692 seat venue.
On Wednesday's Dynamite, AEW made another major venue announcement, revealing the company will head to the United Center in Chicago on August 20 for Rampage.
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