AEW took a big gamble when they decided to book Wembley Stadium for their All In London event. That risk for Tony Khan paid off in a big way, and now they are projected to even sell out the historic venue.
AEW is gearing up for their most impressive event yet on August 27th, as the company makes its way to Wembley Stadium. A staggering number of tickets, over 65,000, have reportedly been snatched up for this extraordinary event, shattering the previous attendance record set at the Arthur Ashe Stadium during AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam 2021.
In the middle of all this excitement surrounding AEW’s choice of venue, some fans were surprised that Tony Khan didn’t pick Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham FC. This decision raised eyebrows since Tony’s father, Shad Khan, is the owner of Fulham FC, and Tony himself is very involved with the team. TK had also teased this venue in the past.
While speaking to TalkWRESTLING, Tony Khan explained why Wembley Stadium was picked over Craven Cottage for AEW’s first big show. Obviously, TK had connection with Craven Cottage, but they went for an even larger venue.
“Those are two of my favorite places in the world. Craven Cottage is literally a home to me. I would love to do any big event in Craven Cottage. Wembley offered several things that we just couldn’t possibly do at the Cottage. In this case, the load in, logistically at Craven Cottage was going to be pretty much impossible. It would have been really hard to make it a big scale event there based on how challenging it would be load set, the ring, and all the elements for a big wrestling show into Craven Cottage.”
“The Cottage was built in 1879. We’ve done a lot of renovation, to say the least, on the riverside in recent years, but Wembley offered us a less challenging load in, and also the ability to sell many times more tickets. We’ve already sold twice as many tickets as we could have sold at Craven Cottage. I really wish that would have come off, but Wembley is also one of my favorite places in the world. This is, to be honest, my first choice of where to do the show, at Wembley Stadium.”
AEW’s All In London event has zero matches announced for the card, but they have almost sold every ticket available for Wembley Stadium. The company actually opened up even more seats this week, and it is expected that they will fly out of the box office before the August 27th event rolls around.
It is also important to note that no mention of pay-per-view or other streaming platform has been announced in conjunction with the All In London event. AEW All Out is still going down a week after the big Wembley Stadium show as well.
We will have continued coverage of AEW All In London, and all the hype surrounding it, right here at Ringside News.
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