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AEW adds more fans for Dynamite, new COVID-19 protocols

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Those watching AEW Dynamite Wednesday likely noticed the presence of more fans in the stands than in the past few months as the company nearly doubled the amount of people they allowed in, albeit with added COVID-19 protocols.

According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet that was also verified by our Dave Meltzer, nearly 150 "invited spectators" were allowed into Daily's Place in Jacksonville, FL, but were seated a good distance away from the AEW wrestlers who are at ringside, Spaced apart unless they were with a pre-determined group, the spectators were subject to temperature checks and had to wear a mask throughout the event with security doing constant checks to ensure that was happening.

Noted wrestling fan Jessi Davin was one of the people in attendance, along with her husband. She gave some of the details of the night on Twitter, saying seating was planned out in advance and that they both felt very safe with how things were handled. She also shared video of the aforementioned security checking on masks and suggesting adjustments for proper use.

It's unclear as to the process in which the spectators were chosen, but Devlin said she got in thanks to a "non-wrestling related connection." A Reddit user that claims to work at Daily's Place said people were able to get tickets if you worked for the venue's sponsors and that capacity was limited to around 100 people.