WWE Thunderdome moving from Tropicana Field to Tampa’s Yuengling Center

Fans still aren’t allowed in-person.

WWE’s Thunderdome is moving from St. Petersburg to Tampa’s Yuengling Center.

WWE made the announcement on Wednesday night, adding that the first show airing from the new location happens on April 12 at 8 p.m. on the USA Network.

The Thunderdome—which allows fans to virtually attend WWE wrestling matches—spent the last four months at Tropicana Field, but the Tampa Bay Rays’ home opener is on April 9 against the New York Yankees, forcing the state of the art operation to move.

Fans can sign up to sit in the virtual audience and be part of both Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and WWE pay-per-view events by visiting wwethunderdome.com.

The announcement said that the Yuengling Center will happen on “closed sets with only essential personnel in attendance.”

If you’re dying to see WWE in person, then your best bet is to try and get a ticket to Wrestlemania, which is happening for two nights in front of a limited-capacity audience at Raymond James Stadium on April 10-11.

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