Followers can get in on the motion just about, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday with “SmackDown.”
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Beginning Friday evening, WWE brings its “world-class” digital fan expertise to Tropicana Discipline.
WWE ThunderDome jumpstarts its new residency in St. Petersburg with “SmackDown” at 8 p.m. on Dec. 11.
“The transfer to Tampa Bay marks the subsequent iteration for WWE ThunderDome, which launched to important acclaim in August as a part of WWE’s first-ever residency at Amway Heart in Orlando,” the leisure firm wrote in a information launch final month.
The immersive viewing ambiance brings hundreds of followers collectively — just about, utilizing dwell video. To tug it off, WWE ThunderDome makes use of a state-of-the-art set, video boards, pyrotechnics, lasers, graphics and even drone cameras. It lately earned high honors for finest digital fan expertise at this yr’s Sportel Awards.
“We’re proud to have reimagined the in-arena ambiance and supply an interactive expertise like nothing else in sports activities and leisure with the launch of WWE ThunderDome,” stated Kevin Dunn, WWE Government Producer & Chief, International Tv Manufacturing, in a information launch. “Our followers’ response and industrywide recognition are each humbling and additional validation of the progressive spirit and fervour that exist throughout the complete WWE group.”
“Monday Evening Uncooked,” “Friday Evening SmackDown,” and WWE pay-per-view occasions shall be produced on closed units inside Tropicana Discipline. Solely important employees shall be there in individual, whereas the gang will seem just about.
WWE says its on-site workers members will adhere to strict well being and security protocols that embrace mask-wearing, social distancing and coronavirus testing.
“The Tampa Bay Rays are excited to welcome WWE to Tropicana Discipline for this residency and shine a highlight on the Tampa Bay space for WWE followers all over the world,” Tampa Bay Rays President Matt Silverman wrote in a press release in November. “The ballpark shall be reworked to host the spectacle of WWE ThunderDome, permitting followers to get pleasure from this wildly common expertise just about.”
Followers who want to have a digital seat at an upcoming WWE present can register by means of www.WWEThunderDome.com or at WWE’s Fb, Instagram or Twitter pages.
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