A new report from Jon Alba of Spectrum Sports 360 says the WWE ThunderDome, which currently resides at Tropicana Field, is scheduled to end after SmackDown taps on April 2. The Tampa Rays will use the facility for their home games starting April 9. .
WWE first moved to Tropicana Field in December 2020.
Source: #WWEThunderDome’s residency at Tropicana Field is scheduled to end after Smackdown taps on April 2, starting now. The conversion of the stadium to a baseball configuration has already started in certain regions where this is possible.#Rays The first home game will be on April 9. #MLB #RaysUp
– Jon Alba (@JonAlba) 22 mars 2021
The ThunderDome will likely stay in Tampa, albeit in a smaller venue. Alba reported this news in a previous tweet:
“The expectation of several people I spoke to WWE will they stay in the Tampa area after the Tropicana Field ThunderDome ends before the Rays season ”, Alba tweeted. “They all believe they are heading towards USF‘s Yuengling Center (fka the Sun Dome) for at least a while. … I do not know the state of the fans present, nor if this would be the ThunderDome configuration. The Yuengling Center is smaller than Amway Center or Tropicana Field, its capacity is around 10,400.