Several sources have confirmed that the current structure of the ECW Arena, will be closed as of February 2 for “extensive renovations.”
Promoters including CZW’s DJ Hyde have met with new leaseholder, Joanna Pang, this week. She has stated that she is not opposed to pro wrestling in the venue, but intends to close it for an unstated period of time to perform extensive renovations.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com has reported this afternoon that there are plans for the backstage area as it exists now to be removed for a new permanent stage and backstage dressing rooms area. The Eagle’s Nest side of the building will be knocked down and the venue size will be expanded.
In short, the structure of the venue as it exists now will no longer exist after February 2.
CZW, CHIKARA, and Dragon Gate will need to find new Philadelphia venues for at least the short term.