Despite rumors started as the result of an article on Philly.com and speculation from two other major wrestling websites, the ECW Arena (aka New Alhambra Arena) is to remain a boxing, wrestling, and MMA venue.

Here is the statement from Arena management:

Clients and Patrons of the New Alhambra Sports and Entertainment Center:

Today, a story began circulating that there would no longer be professional boxing, wrestling, or other events at the New Alhambra Arena (former ECW Arena). There is NO truth whatsoever to this story. A new boxing promotion is working at the building and had a successful debut show this past Friday night. Professional wrestling and other events (martial arts, concerts, private parties, etc.) WILL CONTINUE to be held in the building. The only thing that will probably be changing at some point is the name of the Arena & the fact that the facility will be going back more to its wrestling roots.

There are events listed on the calendar of the Arena’s website up through July of this year with more to be added.

Thank you for your time and your patronage. We hope you can help us make 2009 one of the best years in the building yet.