Despite the top-level AEW staff being based in Jacksonville, they may be looking for a new home in the near future.
Over the last few years since its inception, All Elite Wrestling has made use of its ties to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Shad Khan owns the Jags, and also co-owns AEW with Tony Khan, with the latter running the organization out of TIAA Bank Field.
Whilst there have been plenty of shows in the area, there was no point the link was more noticeable than during the pandemic, when weekly television was filmed at Daily’s Place, next door to the Jags’ stadium.
However, it seems like the Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for a new home, which could well mean AEW moved along with them.
AEW May Need Temporary Home
A proposal has been made for the Jaguars to upgrade TIAA Bank Field, with renderings released of a $2 billion revamp which it’s hoping to split equally with the city. This is seen as a key factor in the team’s progression, enabling them to compete alongside the rest of the AFC South. There’s also the possibility of public funding, with Jaguars President Mark Lamping rallying the locals for support.
If this is the case, then it would not be a quick revamp to the stadium, which would mean at least one season away from their home base. If this is the case, there’s strong possibility that AEW would have to do the same and move away from Jacksonville for the time being.
At present, potential rumored locations are Daytona International Speedway and the University of Florida’s stadium, although until the stadium upgrades have been approved there will likely be no word on how this will affect the wrestling side of the Khan portfolio.