Citypaper.net is featuring a blurb giving an update on the former ECW Arena since construction started last year.
“That said, what is up with Joanna Pang’s little-publicized leasing of W. Ritner Street’s legendary Asylum Arena? Once known as the New Alhambra and the ECW Arena, the space was a haven for wrestling and boxing matches, the location shoot for Mickey Rourke’s The Wrestler and the site of many a rockabilly/burlesque bash. Last winter, Pang announced plans to renovate the spot as an entirely boxing/wrestling-free zone and its walls have been stripped since April. After that, little was heard — until last week, when several wrestling and boxing pros mentioned the revival of Asylum. Is this wishful thinking on their part or is Pang rethinking her wrestling position?”