Report about the audience members at AEW Fyter Fest Submitted by Aaron Rift on 07/02/2020 at 09:42 PM
A person went on Reddit and provided some details regarding the process of AEW having audience members at the Fyter Fest edition of Dynamite.
* Around 60 non-crew members were given private invites to attend the taping.
* Waivers had to be signed acknowledging that they hadn't been exposed to Covid-19 and understood the safety guidelines.
* The audience were given temperature checks and were NOT tested for the virus.
* The person noted that they were sitting several seats apart from others in every other row.
The post was later deleted but Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com noted the following from a source in AEW:
"The people invited to Fyter Fest were local Daily’s Place or Jaguars sponsors who were allowed to bring some family and friends. We’re told these people got seated in the upper bowl of Daily’s Place and were likely not tested because there’s no way anyone up there could spit on or breathe on anyone in the ringside or backstage area. Our sources say anyone who was in the lower bowl or backstage area though was tested for COVID-19."
News 13 Orlando reporter Jon Alba wrote the following:
"I can confirm the substance of Ryan Satin's report regarding AEW and the fans in attendance.
Anyone who was seated ringside, lower bowl, or backstage was COVID-tested, as the company has been doing. The upper bowl seating report is also accurate, from what I have been told.
This very likely will be a model for how fans will start to return to sporting events or other live events. Waivers, temperature checks, and keep them away from personnel.
Doesn't mean transmission can't occur. But protects personnel."