On September 22, 2021, AEW held its largest event to date, packing Arthur Ashe Stadium with over 20,000 fans for AEW Grand Slam.
After the event, Tony Khan said he would like to keep coming back to Arthur Ashe Stadium for shows.
Speaking to News 12 Long Island, Khan shed more light on return plans, saying he expects to be back at Arthur Ashe for another set of AEW Grand Slam tapings.
"I expect we'll be back to have Grand Slam, Dynamite, and Rampage back in Queens at Arthur Ashe Stadium again. It was a huge success for everyone involved and it's all thanks to this great partnership with the USTA. They were so kind and it resulted in a big partnership. We will be back and it will hopefully be another huge success, going back to Queens for AEW Grand Slam, Dynamite, and Rampage later this year in 2022, again" he said.
An official date for AEW Grand Slam has yet to be announced.
Khan noted that AEW Grand Slam was almost the first $1 million gate in AEW history, but the show fell just shy of the mark. AEW did end up breaking that number with AEW Double or Nothing 2022. He also revealed that AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door also went over $1 million on the gate.
"It [Grand Slam] was almost the first million-dollar gate in AEW history, just came shy of that, but it was real close. Of course, we set that record now for AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas became our first million dollar gate for live tickets and now, just hit it again with our partnership with New Japan for the Forbidden Door show at the United Center," he said.
AEW is back in New York on Wednesday with AEW Dynamite in Long Island.
Fightful will have live coverage of the event beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
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