AEW will finally make their debut in California when Dynamite hits the Kia Forum in Inglewood next Wednesday. Despite the venue being tough draw for professional wrestling over the years, tickets have been moving at a very brisk pace. The company hopes to bring in 14,000 fans for the show, and they are pretty close to that number.
The setup for the show has a capacity of 14,555, according to WrestleTix. AEW has moved 13,695 seats. That leaves 860 available, with many of them in limited view areas.
AEW cut back on the size of the entrance stage to increase the building’s capacity. A normal setup at the forum would allow around 12,500 fans. AEW is hoping to squeeze every possible fan into the building.
Sellout crowds for wrestling events are very rare at The Forum. WCW did so in 1998 and 1999, but other promotions have not had as much luck. The AWA failed to draw at the venue and so has WWE, who drew just over 8,000 for a show with Brock Lesnar on the card.
Tony Khan’s promotion will be starting the build towards the Forbidden Door pay-per-view with New Japan Pro Wrestling. There could be some big surprises on the show. Dynamite will also feature the aftermath of the huge Double or Nothing PPV that goes down this Sunday in Las Vegas.
AEW will have to sell about 300 more tickets to hit the goal of 14,000 fans. It seems to be a reasonable goal. With Warner Bros. Discovery executives attending the show, fans can expect AEW to put their best foot forward at The Forum.
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