AEW has gone through a lot of changes since its debut back in 2019 and the company has also seen a significant amount of growth since then. This couldn’t be more apparent after seeing AEW All In’s success at Wembley Stadium. Now it appears Tony Khan explained why he picked Wembley Stadium for All In.
AEW will be holding the next All In event at Wembley Stadium this year, which will have capacity of 90,000. Obviously, everyone who doubted the event had to eat their words as the event ended up selling a lot of tickets. The event has already beaten WrestleMania 3 in ticket sales and then SummerSlam 1992.
While speaking to Uproxx, AEW President Tony Khan explained the reasoning behind AEW All In taking place in Wembley Stadium as opposed to Craven Cottage. Ultimately, it was due to Craven Cottage being more expensive.
There’s two places I thought about. One is also very dear to my heart, and that’s Craven Cottage. Wembley is, for a pro wrestling event, the more economical choice for many reasons. In that, you can have much more capacity for attendance since Wembley is a larger stadium by far, and also, the same wonderful charms of Craven Cottage and all the history of that magnificent venue.
(Craven Cottage) poses so many challenges to loading in a pro wrestling event and it would cost millions more to produce the event at Craven Cottage than at Wembley.
With so many matches already being announced for All In, we will have to wait and see whether the event will end up becoming one of the most successful events in the history of pro wrestling.
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