The AEW Dynamite tickets for the August 27 show were sold out quickly after they went on sale yesterday, however it looks like ticket scalpers managed to get their hands on many of them with the tickets ending up on secondary-market websites for resale.
AEW President Tony Khan was not happy with what happened and issued a statement, clarifying that the tickets were sold in groups, or pods, with the intention of keeping fans with their friends and families and safely distanced from other fans.
“We’re seeing some of these tickets being sold on the secondary market in a way that splits original pod, and therefore potentially combining two or more groups of unacquainted fans within the same pod,” Khan wrote. “This was clearly not our intention. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of the entire AEW family, and that certainly includes our fans. It’s an illegal, unethical and inappropriate move by secondary market sellers, and we intend to police this situation online as well as at the venue.”
Khan said that they’re asking fans to inform them if they feel they’ve purchased tickets that were originally part of a larger group and they’ll do their best to offer a remedy.
“Furthermore, we will be watching for any AEW Dynamite tickets on the secondary market, and if we see anyone trying to divide a pod for resale, we will cancel the entire original order,” Khan concluded.