WWE Chooses Tropicana Field to Host Showcase Events


On Thursday, the WWE announced that Tropicana Field will host its ThunderDome events likely through the entirety of the baseball off-season.

The first event will take place with the Friday, December 11 broadcast of SmackDown and will include subsequent broadcasts of SmackDown and Monday Night RAW.

The ThunderDome concept allows fans to enter the stadium virtually through live video on rows of LED screens situated around the ring. Fans can pre-register for virtual seating through WWEThunderdome.com or through all of WWE's social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

“The Tampa Bay Rays are excited to welcome WWE to Tropicana Field for this residency and shine a spotlight on the Tampa Bay area for WWE fans around the world,” Rays president Matt Silverman said in a statement. “The ballpark will be transformed to host the spectacle of WWE ThunderDome, allowing fans to enjoy this wildly popular experience virtually.”

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