It was announced yesterday by AEW that the March 18 episode of AEW: Dynamite had been moved to Jacksonville, Florida from Rochester, New York, in an attempt to reduce the risk of fans and wrestlers being infected with Coronavirus.
However, it was revealed today that a person in Jacksonville has tested positive for the virus, and Mayor Lenny Curry has announced all events have been suspended as a result.
Mayor @lennycurry and officials from @JaxReady @JFRDJAX @JSOPIO and @DuvalSchools are holding a news conference now about the local case of #COVID19 – All city owned event venues will remain closed until further notice as well as the zoo and all libraries at the end of today. pic.twitter.com/hAZgxCff7X
— City of Jacksonville (COJ) (@CityofJax) March 13, 2020
This could mean that AEW may be forced to cancel the show, or find yet another venue in time for Wednesday’s taping.
Interestingly, AEW owner Tony Khan owns Daily’s Place, the Jacksonville venue, so there might be a way for the show to go ahead with very strict guidelines in place.
The promotion may be forced into holding an empty arena show, but no announcement has yet been made.
We will update this story as soon as possible if AEW makes an announcement either way.
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