NJPW STRONG's Windy City Riot set for Wintrust Arena

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2024/01/05/njpw-strongs-windy-city-riot-set-for-wintrust-arena/

New Japan Pro Wrestling is going to Chicago in April with a major event.

It was announced on Friday that NJPW STRONG will host its largest event under that branding with the Windy City Riot at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are BACK in Chicago April 12- for the BIGGEST NJOA event of the decade!

WINDY CITY RIOT hits the WINTRUST ARENA!

Tickets on sale JANUARY 12 10AM https://t.co/jJM80E55QG#njpwSTRONG #njriot pic.twitter.com/Ea1aSQ5QjM

— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) January 5, 2024

The event is set for Friday, April 12 with New Japan promoting it as the biggest NJPW STRONG show ever.

No matches or performers have been announced yet.

The pre-sale begins next Thursday with tickets for the general on sale the following day.

The last time NJPW STRONG held a show in Illinois was in April 2022 in Villa Park at the much smaller Odeum Expo Center featuring Jon Moxley vs. Will Ospreay and drew 2,277 paid and 2,500 inside of the building, per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.