In an another twist in our ever-changing world, Madison Square Garden has made a special announcement today involving the WWE’s return there in September.

If you are 16 or older and haven’t been fully vaccinated, you cannot attend the show.

Guests will need to be fully vaccinated for WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown at The Garden, meaning the event must be at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose. The only exception is for children under the age of 16, who may provide proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test or full vaccination and are accompanied by a vaccinated adult,” stated the venue in a public announcement.

The venue goes even further in the matter stating:

  • Guests will have to provide proof of full vaccination along with an appropriate ID matching the name on your documentation. Your documentation needs to be directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination and you can display proof on your smartphone, present a physical copy or through the New York State Excelsior Pass.
  • Children under the age of 16 will be permitted to attend if they provide proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test, or full vaccination, and are accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Please note, your child’s antigen COVID-19 test must be taken within six hours of the event start time or the PCR COVID-19 test must be taken within 72 hours of the day of the event.

The show takes place on Friday, September 12th and is scheduled to be an edition of Smackdown Live.

The superstars slated to be on the card include: Roman Reigns, Bianca Belair, Rey and Dominik Mysterio, Apollo Crews, Edge, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Seth Rollins, Big E and Kevin Owens.

MSG’s stand on the issue isn’t much different than other venues in New York City.

In one case, the St James Theatre announced in June that anyone attending Springsteen on Broadway has to have been vaccinated against COVID-19.