Tony Khan addresses running AEW events in ‘destination venues’

In an interview with GV Wire, Tony Khan was asked about running AEW events in larger venues, even when ultimately setting up for smaller crowds.

The question arose in regards to AEW’s trip to the Save Mart Center in Fresno last January for Dynamite and Rampage, a show that drew roughly 5,000 fans in a venue with a capacity of 18,000.

On deciding where to run events, the AEW President responded:

“It depends on the market and the timing. I think a lot of times those arenas have a lot of big advantages like email lists and marketing and they’re…a destination venue for shows.”

Khan went on to include sales contacts as another advantage the bigger arenas have compared to smaller venues.

AEW will be heading to Huntsville, Alabama this Wednesday for Dynamite and a Collision taping at the Propst Arena at the Van Braun Center, a venue with a capacity of 8,300 theatre seats that is currently being set up for just under 2,600 seats according to WrestleTix.

The event is being touted by Khan on social media as Sting’s final appearance on TBS ahead of his retirement match at Revolution: