Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, the state WWE has been holding all their events, has cleared the way for arenas and stadiums to run at full capacity.
According to Andy Slater of FOX Sports 640, Governor DeSantis gave clearance to the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League to allow full capacity at the Hard Rock Stadium. The stadium holds 65,000 people. The Dolphins decided to keep the attendance to 13,000 and follow CDC guidelines.
A spokesperson for DeSantis’ office reiterated that all stadiums in Florida are cleared to go to full capacity.
WWE is currently running out of the Amway Center in Orlando. They have been there since August on a lease that expires on October 31. The contract left out the option to offer tickets, which closed the door on the company having fans at the arena.
It remains to be seen whether WWE will renew the lease with the Amway Center or move on to a new venue. We reported last week that WWE is looking at having WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
AEW has also been running all their shows at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida with fans in attendance, though they are operating only at 15% capacity.
2,582 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Florida on October 7.
DeSantis’ spokesperson follows up with me wanting to make it clear that after the governor recently dropped COVID-19 restrictions, all Florida stadiums were able to go to full capacity.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) October 7, 2020