AEW Executive Explains Wembley Stadium Decision
AEW Senior Vice President Megha Parekh has explained the company’s decision to run the 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium as the company goes All In for its London debut.
The company’s debut in London had already been confirmed to take place in 2023 and on a recent edition of Dynamite Tony Khan and Nigel McGuinness confirmed that All In was coming to England’s capital on the 27th of August 2023.
However, eyebrows were raised when Adam Cole then announced the event was set to take place in the cavernous Wembley Stadium – the home of WWE’s SummerSlam in 1992.
However, speaking to The A2theK Wrestling Show AEW SVP Megha Parekh explained that the decision to run the stadium had been in the works for some time:
“It has been. The Jaguars were one of the first teams and have consistently played over in London at Wembley for a long time. Tony felt really strongly that the market would show up. That’s the incredible thing about working for him. He is a fearless leader in that sense. ‘If we’re going to do it, let’s go for the biggest possible venue.’
“We, luckily, do have some familiarity with the operations of Wembley from being there as part of the Jags games. We’ll be able to have the knowledge of what that building can support and set it up for AEW. Our production team is working through it right now in terms of all the details. I’m so excited for AEW’s growth over the last four years.
“I never would have thought it would have launched and been as successful as it is. It survived as a live events business through COVID and then getting back on the road and continued to grow. We always try to look ahead and see what we can do and what we can expand, but it’s pretty incredible what has been built over the last several years.”
Tony Khan’s Jacksonville Jaguars have played at Wembley Stadium ten times as part of the NFL’s international series over the years and will return once again for the 2023 season.