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New Florida Guidelines Allow WWE and AEW To Begin Allowing Fans This Month

Re-Open Florida Begins Phase 1 On May 4

WWE Statement
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a three-phase plan to re-open the Atate beginning next week.

During a press conference Friday, DeSantis introduced the “Re-Open Florida Task Force”, which begins on Monday May 4 with Phase 1.

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The first phase will allow spectators to begin attending large sporting events, as long as they are at 25% capacity, and social distancing measures are enforced.

Phase 1: Large spectator sporting events should use strict social distancing guidelines and limit occupancy of venues to 25 percent of building capacity

The second phase will allow up to 50% capacity, as long as strict social distancing measures are taken.

During phase 1 vulnerable populations, including people who are elderly or suffer from underlining health conditions should stay home.

Phase 2: Large spectator sporting events should limit occupancy of venues to 50 percent of building capacity and use strict social distancing.

The third phase will allow events to reduce capacity, and limit social distancing.

Phase 3: Large spectator sporting events should consider reducing capacity with limited social distancing protocols.


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WWE and AEW are both deemed essential media in State, due to the fact that both are national promotions.

All Elite Wrestling plans to air Dynamite live from Daly’s Place in Jacksonville, FL. The promotion currently is not allowing fans to attend.

WWE has outlined their taping schedule until July at the Performance Center in Orlando. As of this writing no spectators will be allowed.

WWE continues to postpone events throughout the summer, including oversees dates. The company’s next event advertised in front of an audience is July 2 in Osaka, Japan.

All Elite Wrestling’s next advertised date in front of a live audience is July 8 in Rochester, NY.

We have reached out to both WWE and AEW for comment if they plan to allow fans to attend events beginning this month.

The full document can be viewed below.

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