WWE revealed in a press release sent out earlier today that the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel event will not be taking place at the King Fahd International Stadium as originally scheduled.
WWE Crown Jewel will now be held at the King Saud University, which is a much smaller venue that only seats around 25,000 fans. The King Fahd International Stadium had a seating capacity of 68,000.
Below is an excerpt from the press release.
WWE® CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH SET FOR CROWN JEWEL
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn., October 6, 2018 – The WWE Championship match featuring AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan will take place at Crown Jewel at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2.
Additionally, Crown Jewel will also include a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East. Ticket availability will be announced in the coming weeks.