Posted on 10/13/120 by Colin Vassallo
PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE has extended its
contract with the Amway Center for an additional month and
will keep the ThunderDome at least through the end of
WWE’s original contract with the Amway was going to run out
at the end of October and as per the original deal, WWE had
to give Amway a two-week notice if they were going to renew
or end their partnership. The Amway Center has no events
planned for the rest of 2020 so WWE could technically remain
there until the end of the year.
Apart from a base lease, WWE is paying $12,500 extra for
Sunday shows, $10,000 extra for Monday and another $10,000
for Friday shows, $7,500 for days where WWE works inside the
venue, and an additional $2,500 for the rest of the days
when the venue is just sitting idle. The base lease seems to
be around $200,000.
The original contract also did not allow any fans inside the
building so if WWE wants to add fans, a modification on the
extension had to be made. Florida is now allowing any
stadium or arena to go to 100% capacity after the Governor
reopened the state with no COVID-19 restrictions.