AEW has proven to be a hit in Chicago with events and shows routinely selling out in the city.
Some of the biggest events in AEW history have taken place in Chicago including All Out and AEW Rampage: The First Dance. While AEW has hit the NOW Arena and the United Center, Tony Khan is skeptical about running Wrigley Field.
"It would be interesting to do something at Wrigley Field," he told Abe Kanan. "I've been to a good amount of events at Wrigley Field that have been rained out. That's harder when you have hundreds of thousands of people that pay money for a pay-per-view and sit in a rain delay, it doesn't make as much sense. One of the reasons I scouted out Arthur Ashe was because they have a roof. Daily's Place, we did outdoor shows for over a year with a roof. Wrigley Field would probably be my number one dream venue, I just wish there was a way to put a roof over it."
When asked if they could put a tent over the ring, similar to what WWE does at stadium events, Khan replied, "It would suck for the fans. I've been to concerts, I've been to over 100 baseball games at Wrigley Field and have been involved in a lot of rain delays. In general, we've never had an AEW weather delay and it's not something we're looking to start either. We saw a pay-per-view with a weather delay a couple of years ago and it wasn't necessarily ideal. Now, Samoa Joe looks a lot better as a wrestler than in a poncho."
Khan was referencing WrestleMania 37 in Tampa, which had a late start due to inclement weather in the area.
AEW will return to Chicago for AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door on June 26 at the United Center.
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