The former site of the ECW Arena, a historic pro-wrestling venue located at 2300 S. Swanson Street and birthplace of ECW Wrestling, is set to reopen under new ownership tomorrow, March 22 featuring the Light Heavyweight Title Bout from Cage Fury Fighting Championships.
Of course, that means that the owner of the Trocadero will not be taking over the arena to turn it into a music venue after all.
The 2300 Arena is run by CEO/General Manager Roger Artigiani, who previously ran the arena as The Asylum. From a look at the events schedule, it seems like the new group wants to hold true to the fight-centric history of the site. The Philadelphia Regional Golden Gloves Championship is scheduled for April 12th followed by a Mexican Style wrestling event called “Lucha Libre Mexicana” on April 27th.
As you may recall, “The Arena” was recently bought by Arena Operating LLC, a group lead by Joanna Pang of The Trocadero. They looked to re-imagine the space in to a concert hall for the burgeoning Swanson St. area. While that was, ah-hem, music to a lot peoples’ ear, it didn’t pan out.