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ROH to bring Final Battle, future NYC events back to the Hammerstein Ballroom


ROH announced Wednesday that they will be returning to New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom for its biggest show of the year as it will become the company's regular New York City location.

The 15th Final Battle in ROH history will be held there on Friday, December 2nd. They had been running the venue up until 2014, but moved out due to a significant increase in the cost. 

ROH had hinted moving away from frequent ROH show location Terminal 5 as it was recognized was too small for them for big events. It was rumored at the time that the company would either be moving to the Manhattan Center or the Hammerstein, both part of the same complex that is around the corner from Madison Square Garden. They've run the Hammerstein before, packing the venue frequently.

The company held Final Battle at the Hammerstein for six straight years (2008-2013) before bringing the event to Terminal 5 in 2014. They ran the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia, PA, for the show last year, headlined by ROH Champion Jay Lethal vs. AJ Styles.