WWE moved out of the house last Friday, finally separating themselves from the Performance Center. They had been looking for other places to film their events for some time and the Amway Center became the eventual choice. Now, we have an update on WWE’s relationship with the arena.
Greg Angel of Spectrum News 13 reported the details of WWE’s contract with the City of Orlando. The full contract is available in the tweet below but there is also a breakdown of the key points.
Just got full contract between WWE and City of Orlando.
Deal extends 78 days until October 31.
WWE is getting a great deal. Paying at least $200K to rent Amway Center.
— Greg Angel (@NewsGuyGreg) August 25, 2020
WWE’s current deal with the venue runs until October 31. With at least two weeks’ notice, those involved can mutually decide to extend or shorten the agreement. This, of course, means we could be seeing WWE put on shows in the building well beyond the cutoff date.
There is also a breakdown of how WWE is paying for the use of the building. Rent is currently costing them $12,500 a day for Sunday events, $10,000 a day for Mondays and Fridays, and $7,500 for any days WWE does work inside the arena. This is also reported to be a great deal for WWE, ultimately paying at least $200,000 to rent through October.
WWE has turned the Amway Center into the Thunderdome. Their construction features electronics and lights allowing for fans to appear on screens similar to in the NBA playoffs. The new format has also been a huge difference-maker in the tone and feel of the shows.
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