WWE to Return to Live Touring in July

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WWE is getting back on the road.

The sports entertainment company announced Friday that it will return to its live touring schedule this summer, with a 25 city tour schedule set to run from July through Labor Day.

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The tour will kick off with three shows in Texas: a taping of “SmackDown” on July 16 at the Toyota Center in Houston; the “Money in the Bank” pay-per-view at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth on July 18; and finally a taping of “Monday Night Raw” at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on July 19. Tickets for the three events will go on sale May 26 at 11 am ET. Additional tour dates will be announced at a later date.

News of the live tour dates come around a month after WWE hosted fans for the first time in over a year during the company’s flagship PPV event, WrestleMania 37. The event, which was held over two nights in April, took place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Capacity was capped, though both nights still sold out, with 25,675 fans each night (51,350 total).

For months, WWE has been staging events as part of its ThunderDome residency, which moved to Tampa’s Yuengling Center in April. The ThunderDome set up was first established in August 2020 after WWE staged shows, including WrestleMania 36, with no fans for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ThunderDome features large LED screens that virtually bring fans into the arena via live video, in conjunction with the Famous Group and its proprietary technology. It also features pyrotechnics, lasers, graphics, and drone cameras.

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