"The World's Most Famous Bingo Hall"
Location in Philadelphia
Location in Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
|Former names||Viking Hall (1986–2003)|
Alhambra Arena (2004–2009)
The Arena (2009–2010)
Asylum Arena (2010–2012)
ECW Arena (1994–2001)
|Address||2300 South Swanson Street|
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19148|
|Public transit||SEPTA bus: 7, 79, G|
|Owner||Stein & Silverman Family Partnership, Inc.|
|Field size||58,408 square feet (5,426.3 m2)|
|Broke ground||January 12, 1974|
|Opened||May 14, 1993|
|South Philadelphia Viking Club (1986–2003)|
Extreme Championship Wrestling (1993–2001)
Xtreme Pro Wrestling (2002–2003)
Arena Operating, LLC (2012–2013)
2300 Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania used primarily for professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and concert events. Originally known as Viking Hall, the venue has since been named Alhambra Arena, The Arena and Asylum Arena. It was previously known unofficially as ECW Arena when it was home to Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1993 to 2001, and later XPW Arena when it was home to Xtreme Pro Wrestling from 2002 to 2003.
The venue has hosted major professional wrestling broadcasts including ECW Barely Legal (1997), DGUSA Enter the Dragon (2009–2010), ROH Final Battle (2015) and ROH Death Before Dishonor (2021). ESPN2 named it their Venue of the Year (2006) after it hosted a series of outstanding professional boxing bouts on Wednesday Night Fights, most notably Larry Mosley and Miguel Figueroa's 12-round majority draw for the vacant NABO Welterweight Championship.
Recognized as the birthplace of American hardcore wrestling, the venue has been home to the Hardcore Hall of Fame since 2002.
The facility was originally a freight warehouse in South Philadelphia that was built in 1974. Rail tracks next to the building allowed trains to drop off freight for storage and then continue on to their destinations. The tracks were eventually paved over to become an extension of West Ritner Street, allowing West Ritner Street to intersect with South Swanson Street.
Elias Stein and Leon Silverman of the law firm Stein & Silverman Family Partnership, Inc. purchased the warehouse in 1986. The southern part of the facility was given the name Viking Hall when the South Philadelphia Viking Club, a local chapter of mummers, began utilizing it. They used the building for storage and to rehearse for the annual Mummers Parade. The Viking Club also staged midnight bingo games at the venue to raise funds for their organization. The northern part of the building was occupied by retail space, most notably a Forman Mills clothing store.
The southern part of the building gained worldwide recognition when it served as ECW Arena, home of professional wrestling promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from May 1993 until the promotion's closure in April 2001. Sharing the same portion of the building with the South Philadelphia Viking Club, ECW often referred to the venue on-air as "The World's Most Famous Bingo Hall".
ECW referee John Finnegan reminisced about the building's arrangement in a July 2006 interview:
A lot of people put it down as just a bingo hall, but to us it never was. We’d show up at the arena and the ring was in place, the chairs were set up and we’d be ready to go. The only time we ever noticed that it was a bingo hall was after the shows when we’d be tearing the place down and you’d look over and see a line of old ladies waiting for us to finish so they could start their games.
Paul Heyman commented in April 1998 as to whether ECW would run another pay-per-view event from the venue after the success of ECW Barely Legal:
It's not out of the question, but in some ways it's just like I will never name another show Barely Legal. That was our first, it was special, and nothing that we do should ever take away from the enormity of that event. Although I'm not sure of this answer, I would certainly admit that there is merit to the argument that doing another pay-per-view from the Arena would create a situation in which the emotion and the overall, all-encompassing night that our fantasies came true at Barely Legal might be diminished.
ECW never ran another pay-per-view from the venue. The promotion gradually moved its shows away from Philadelphia, running only 6 events at the venue in 2000.
Following the closure of Extreme Championship Wrestling in April 2001, several Philadelphia based professional wrestling promotions began running shows at the venue. Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) ran shows at the building and referred to it as CZW Arena. Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling (3PW) ran shows at the building and referred to it as 3PW Arena. Ring of Honor (ROH) opted to run their shows at nearby Murphy Recreation Center, citing the need to establish their own legacy separate from ECW.
Controversy arose when Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW) signed an exclusive lease with the venue in December 2002 and renamed the building XPW Arena, preventing other promotions from utilizing it. Forced to relocate, CZW moved their shows to a new CZW Arena in Southwest Philadelphia, while 3PW moved their shows to Electric Factory.
In January 2003, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission banned barbed wire and light tubes from professional wrestling matches in response to violent XPW and CZW events at the venue.
The building's ownership evicted XPW from the venue in February 2003 after the promotion failed to make lease payments. CZW resumed running shows at the venue in March 2003, with 3PW returning in November 2003.
The building's name was officially changed to New Alhambra Sports & Entertainment Center in 2004, and was later shortened to New Alhambra Arena in 2006 and Alhambra Arena in 2008. The name was suggested by J. Russell Peltz, who began co-promoting professional boxing cards at the venue with Joe Hand, Sr. in May 2004. It paid homage to the original Alhambra Movie Theater in South Philadelphia that hosted boxing in the 1950s and 1960s.
New Jack was banned from the venue following an incident during a Pro Wrestling Xplosion show in September 2006 . He famously ordered Sprite at the venue's concession stand and was instead given 7 Up, prompting him to verbally harass the stand attendant and assault a member of the ring crew.
J. Russell Peltz and Joe Hand, Sr. announced in January 2009 that after a five-year partnership, they would stop promoting boxing cards at the venue and move their shows to The Blue Horizon. The venue was then renamed to The Arena by general manager Roger Artigiani. J. Russell Peltz and Joe Hand, Sr. later returned to promoting boxing cards at the venue after The Blue Horizon closed in June 2010.
Roger Artigiani announced in October 2010 that mixed martial arts group Asylum Fight League had purchased the naming rights to the venue and renamed it Asylum Arena.
Arena Operating, LLC (headed by Joanna Pang of the Trocadero Theatre) signed an exclusive lease with the venue in February 2012 with plans to renovate and convert it to a concert hall. The building's ownership evicted Arena Operating, LLC in April 2013 after Joanna Pang failed to complete her proposed renovations.
The venue reopened as 2300 Arena in December 2013. The name referenced its newly constructed entranceway at 2300 South Swanson Street, replacing the old entrance at 7 West Ritner Street.
An NWA World Title Tournament at the venue in August 1994 ended with Shane Douglas throwing down the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and declaring himself ECW World Heavyweight Champion, effectively launching ECW as a national promotion.
ECW broadcast Barely Legal, their first live pay-per-view event from the venue in April 1997. The event was headlined by Terry Funk defeating Raven to become ECW World Heavyweight Champion. Immediately following the broadcast, the building lost power.
The final ECW show at the venue was Holiday Hell in December 2000, headlined by Steve Corino retaining his ECW World Heavyweight Championship against Justin Credible and The Sandman.
In June 2005, an unofficial ECW reunion show called Hardcore Homecoming: An Extreme Reunion drew a sell-out crowd and set a record gate for the venue with $135,000 in ticket sales. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission lifted their January 2003 ban on barbed wire for the main event between Sabu, Shane Douglas and Terry Funk.
Ring of Honor (ROH) debuted at the venue in March 2006 with Arena Warfare, a show featuring inter-promotional matches between the stars of ROH and Combat Zone Wrestling. The event was headlined by Samoa Joe defeating Colt Cabana and Christopher Daniels.
Impact Wrestling debuted at the venue in June 2006 with Hardcore War, a joint show with United Wrestling Federation (UWF). The event was headlined by America's Most Wanted, the NWA World Tag Team Champions, facing Team 3D and The James Gang in a non-title match.
The ECW brand of WWE ran a house show at the venue in June 2006, with tickets for the event selling out in under four minutes. Rob Van Dam successfully defended his WWE Championship in the main event against Kurt Angle.
Scenes from The Wrestler were shot at the venue during the Combat Zone Wrestling show 9 F'N Years in February 2008, with professional wrestler Necro Butcher having a prominent on-screen role in the film.
In February 2009, the venue began hosting regular television tapings for the Ring of Honor series Ring of Honor Wrestling. The first taping drew a sell-out crowd and was headlined by Bryan Danielson defeating Austin Aries.
Dragon Gate USA filmed their first pay-per-view event, Enter The Dragon at the venue in July 2009. The card was headlined by Open the Dream Gate Champion Naruki Doi defeating Shingo Takagi in a non-title match.
In September 2009, independent wrestler Matt Riot died following a Combat Zone Wrestling training session at the venue where he collapsed from a brain hemorrhage.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) concluded Invasion Tour 2011, their first ever tour of the United States, with an event at the venue in May 2011. The card was headlined by Togi Makabe defeating Rhino, and the undercard featured MVP defeating Toru Yano to become the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion.
Chikara broadcast High Noon, their first live internet pay-per-view event from the venue in November 2011. Eddie Kingston defeated Mike Quackenbush in the main event to become the inaugural Chikara Grand Champion.
Prior to the renovations beginning, Evolve presented on live internet pay-per-view what was billed as the venue's final professional wrestling event, A Tribute to the Arena, on January 14, 2012. New Jack appeared at this event, ending his September 2006 ban from the venue.
The venue hosted the premiere screening of the unofficial ECW documentary Barbed Wire City in April 2013.
Extreme Rising promoted the first professional wrestling card at the newly renamed 2300 Arena in December 2013.
Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling jointly presented War of the Worlds '15 at the venue over two consecutive nights in May 2015.
Ring of Honor broadcast Final Battle 2015 on live pay-per-view from the venue in December 2015, headlined by Jay Lethal retaining his ROH World Championship against AJ Styles.
Evolve 131 aired live on WWE Network from the venue in July 2019. Adam Cole successfully retained his NXT Championship in the main event against Akira Tozawa.
The VICE series Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential was filmed at the venue in December 2020.
Ring of Honor broadcast Death Before Dishonor XVIII on live pay-per-view from the venue in September 2021, headlined by Bandido retaining his ROH World Championship against Brody King, Demonic Flamita and EC3 in a Four-Way Elimination match.
The final event prior to the venue closing was a Peltz Boxing Promotions card on January 21, 2012 that aired live on NBC Sports Network as the debut episode of Fight Night.
Matrix Fights drew a sell-out crowd at the venue for their first mixed martial arts event in February 2010, featuring Cole Konrad on the undercard.
The band New York Dolls headlined a concert at the venue on Valentine's Day in February 2008.
Elvis Depressedly released an album named after the venue called New Alhambra in May 2015.
The Republican National Committee used the venue for its RNC at the DNC event in July 2016 to counter the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center.
Philly Fashion Week began hosting the runway portion of its biannual event at the venue in September 2016.
The Philadelphia Eagles received their Super Bowl rings following their victory at Super Bowl LII during a private ceremony at the venue in June 2018.
These musicians have held headlining concerts at 2300 Arena.
|Musician||First event||Last event||Total events|
|Absu||July 5, 2009||July 5, 2009||1|
|Assemblage 23||October 7, 2007||October 7, 2007||1|
|Big Freedia||July 29, 2016||July 29, 2016||1|
|Carl Palmer||November 9, 2019||November 9, 2019||1|
|Deicide||July 4, 2009||July 4, 2009||1|
|Fabulous Thunderbirds||October 23, 2015||October 23, 2015||1|
|Imperative Reaction||October 14, 2008||October 14, 2008||1|
|Katya Zamolodchikova||July 30, 2019||July 30, 2019||1|
|New York Dolls||February 14, 2008||February 14, 2008||1|
|Pat Travers Band||October 29, 2016||October 29, 2016||1|
|Peelander-Z||August 26, 2006||August 26, 2006||1|
|Shovelhook||September 15, 2007||September 15, 2007||1|
|Sapremia||May 31, 2008||October 4, 2008||3|
|Stan Bush||April 16, 2011||April 16, 2011||1|
|Stone||April 23, 2016||April 23, 2016||1|
|TKA||April 25, 2015||April 25, 2015||1|
|Trina||July 30, 2016||July 30, 2016||1|
These mixed martial arts promotions have held events at 2300 Arena.
|Promotion||Promoter||First event||Last event||Total events||Status|
|Art of War Cage Fighting||Mike Bickings||December 8, 2017||February 8, 2020||11||Active|
|Asylum Fight League||Carl Mascarenhas||October 17, 2009||February 18, 2017||7||Defunct|
|Cage Fury Fighting Championships||Robert Haydak||March 22, 2014||July 3, 2021||21||Active|
|CES MMA||Jimmy Burchfield, Sr.||August 17, 2018||August 17, 2018||1||Active|
|Dead Serious MMA||Francisco Perez||November 21, 2015||November 5, 2016||4||Active|
|Locked In The Cage||Fran Evans||June 2, 2011||October 21, 2011||4||Defunct|
|Matrix Fights||Jimmy Binns||February 27, 2010||June 11, 2010||2||Defunct|
|World Cagefighting Championships||Doug Yasinsky||October 21, 2016||October 21, 2016||1||Defunct|
These professional boxing promotions have held events at 2300 Arena.
|Promotion||Promoter||First event||Last event||Total events||Status|
|BAM Boxing||Brittany Rogers||March 10, 2017||March 10, 2017||1||Active|
|Dee Lee Promotions||Diane Lee Fischer||August 24, 2007||August 24, 2007||1||Defunct|
|Don Chargin Productions||Don Chargin||July 20, 2007||March 7, 2008||2||Defunct|
|Don Elbaum Promotions||Don Elbaum||September 24, 1993||September 24, 1993||1||Defunct|
|GH3 Promotions||Vito Mielnicki||November 11, 2016||November 11, 2016||1||Active|
|Golden Boy Promotions||Richard Schaefer||March 3, 2006||June 30, 2015||5||Active|
|Greg Cohen Promotions||Greg Cohen||May 11, 2018||May 11, 2018||1||Active|
|Hard Hitting Promotions||Will Ruiz||February 10, 2018||October 6, 2018||3||Active|
|Jeter Promotions||Christen Jeter
|April 24, 2021||August 7, 2021||2||Active|
|Joe Hand Promotions||Joe Hand, Sr.||July 20, 2007||November 25, 2014||5||Active|
|KEA Boxing||Andre Kut||February 26, 2010||April 30, 2010||2||Defunct|
|King's Promotions||Marshall Kauffman||January 31, 2015||September 10, 2021||21||Active|
|Peltz Boxing Promotions||J. Russell Peltz||May 14, 2004||September 8, 2017||32||Active|
|Power Productions||Greg Robinson||September 23, 2005||April 9, 2010||5||Defunct|
|Price Promotions||Dave Price||April 17, 2021||April 17, 2021||1||Active|
|Prime Time Entertainment||Richard T. Clark||August 24, 2007||August 24, 2007||1||Defunct|
|Raging Babe Events||Michelle Rosado||February 8, 2019||October 4, 2019||2||Active|
|RDR Promotions||Rodney Rice||March 7, 2020||September 17, 2021||8||Active|
|Shalyte Entertainment||Blaine Garner||July 10, 2009||July 10, 2009||1||Defunct|
|Top Rank||Bob Arum||January 11, 2007||March 30, 2019||4||Active|
|Victory Boxing Promotions||Chris Middendorf||January 28, 2017||November 16, 2018||3||Active|
|Xtreme Productions Inc.||Greg Robinson||January 16, 2009||March 13, 2009||2||Defunct|
These professional wrestling promotions have held events at 2300 Arena.
|Promotion||Promoter(s)||First event||Last event||Total events||Status|
|American Luchacore||Sami Callihan||September 20, 2009||September 20, 2009||1||Defunct|
|Battleground Championship Wrestling||Rob Feinstein||September 18, 2021||September 18, 2021||1||Active|
|Break The Barrier||Al Isaacs||May 15, 1999||May 15, 1999||1||Defunct|
|Chikara||Mike Quackenbush||August 13, 2005||December 5, 2015||45||Defunct|
|Combat Zone Wrestling||John Zandig
|December 15, 2001||December 9, 2018||136||Active|
|Dangerous Women of Wrestling||Dan Kowal||February 2, 2006||May 27, 2010||2||Defunct|
|Dragon Gate USA||Satoshi Oji||July 25, 2009||November 12, 2011||5||Defunct|
|Evolve Wrestling||Gabe Sapolsky||January 14, 2012||July 13, 2019||3||Defunct|
|Extreme Championship Wrestling||Tod Gordon
|May 14, 1993||December 23, 2000||105||Defunct|
|Extreme Rising||Steve O'Neill||December 28, 2013||December 28, 2013||1||Defunct|
|Game Changer Wrestling||Ricky Otazu||October 22, 2016||October 22, 2016||1||Active|
|Hardcore Homecoming||Shane Douglas||June 10, 2005||November 5, 2005||2||Defunct|
|Heritage Wrestling Alliance||Joe Blackburn||March 29, 2003||March 29, 2003||1||Defunct|
|House of Hardcore||Tommy Dreamer||November 15, 2014||November 23, 2019||14||Active|
|Impact Wrestling||Dixie Carter
|September 24, 2010||May 4, 2019||3||Active|
|Independent Championship Wrestling||Breaker Morant||November 8, 2002||November 8, 2002||1||Defunct|
|Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South||Ian Rotten||June 11, 2005||June 30, 2007||2||Active|
|International Wrestling Syndicate||Manny Eleftheriou||July 9, 2005||July 9, 2005||1||Active|
|Jersey All Pro Wrestling||Frank Iadeavia||November 18, 2000||December 11, 2010||13||Defunct|
|Legends of the Arena||Francine Fournier||June 27, 2009||June 27, 2009||1||Defunct|
|Lucha Libre||Roger Artigiani||March 27, 2016||May 1, 2016||2||Defunct|
|M.A.S.S. Entertainment||October 13, 2019||October 13, 2019||1||Active|
|Main Event Championship Wrestling||John Collins||August 11, 2001||August 11, 2001||1||Defunct|
|Major League Wrestling||Court Bauer||June 16, 2002||July 10, 2021||4||Active|
|Masked Republic||Kevin Kleinrock||April 27, 2014||April 27, 2014||1||Defunct|
|Micro Championship Wrestling||Johnny Greene||August 18, 2017||August 18, 2017||1||Active|
|New Japan Pro-Wrestling||Takaaki Kidani||May 15, 2011||September 29, 2019||5||Active|
|Pro Wrestling Unplugged||Johnny Kashmere||March 18, 2006||April 19, 2008||28||Defunct|
|Pro Wrestling World-1||Steve Corino||February 7, 2004||February 7, 2004||1||Defunct|
|Pro Wrestling Xplosion||Ronnie Lang||September 13, 2006||September 13, 2006||1||Defunct|
|Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling||Jasmin St. Claire||February 15, 2002||June 18, 2005||25||Defunct|
|Progress Wrestling||Jim Smallman||August 4, 2018||August 4, 2018||1||Active|
|Ring of Honor||Cary Silkin
|March 11, 2006||September 12, 2021||51||Active|
|Soul City Wrestling||Lenwood Hamilton||May 23, 1998||May 23, 1998||1||Defunct|
|United Wrestling Federation||Hermie Sadler||June 9, 2006||June 8, 2007||3||Defunct|
|Velocity Pro Wrestling||Tod Gordon||July 20, 2008||February 20, 2009||5||Defunct|
|Westside Xtreme Wrestling||Peter Wiechers||March 13, 2010||April 9, 2011||2||Active|
|Wicked Hanuman||March 24, 2007||March 24, 2007||1||Defunct|
|WildKat Wrestling||Luke Hawx||June 10, 2017||June 2, 2018||2||Active|
|Women's Extreme Wrestling||Dave Milan||February 22, 2002||July 14, 2009||12||Defunct|
|Women Superstars Uncensored||DJ Hyde||February 21, 2015||July 11, 2015||2||Active|
|World of Unpredictable Wrestling||Johnny Rodz||October 23, 2016||October 23, 2016||1||Active|
|World Wrestling Entertainment||Vince McMahon||June 24, 2006||June 24, 2006||1||Active|
|Wrestling with Disaster||Anthony Bruno||June 14, 2014||June 14, 2014||1||Defunct|
|Xtreme Pro Wrestling||Rob Black||August 31, 2002||February 14, 2003||7||Defunct|
These professional boxing and professional wrestling schools have held training sessions at 2300 Arena.
|School||Years||Promotion||Head trainer||Notable alumni|
|House of Hardcore||1996–2001||Extreme Championship Wrestling||Tazz||Chris Chetti, Danny Doring, Roadkill|
|Joe Hand Boxing Gym||2004–2009||Joe Hand Promotions||Dan Davis||Chazz Witherspoon, Mike Jones, Teon Kennedy|
|Pro Wrestling Academy||2005–2012||Combat Zone Wrestling||DJ Hyde||Adam Cole, Kit Osbourne|
|Wrestle Factory||2005–2012||Chikara||Mike Quackenbush||Amasis, Danny Havoc, Dasher Hatfield, Drew Gulak, Frightmare, Hydra, Lince Dorado, Ophidian, Tim Donst, Vin Gerard|
|Xtreme Fight Club Wrestling Academy||2006–2007||Pro Wrestling Unplugged||Pitbull #1||Annie Social, Detox|
These amateur boxing tournaments have been held at 2300 Arena.
|April 16, 2004||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||William Miller (Super Heavyweight), Chazz Witherspoon (Heavyweight), Latif Mundy (165 lb.), Michael Colston (132 lb.), Antoine Farlow (125 lb.), Teon Kennedy (112 lb.)||Chazz Witherspoon (Heavyweight), Teon Kennedy (112 lb.)||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 16, 2005||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||William Boggs (165 lb.), Kaseem Wilson (152 lb.), Henry Lundy (141 lb.), Danny García (132 lb.), Tavon Walker (125 lb.), Anthony Flores (119 lb.)||-||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 1, 2006||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Paul Koon (Heavyweight), Bear Richardson (178 lb.), Jesse Hart (165 lb.), Raymond Serrano (141 lb.), Seng Voong (132 lb.), Derrick Bivins (125 lb.)||-||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 14, 2007||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Pedro Martinez (Super Heavyweight), Jesse Hart (165 lb.), Tahree Carroll (141 lb.), Anthony Flores (132 lb.), Luis Esquilin (125 lb.), Shawn Manning (119 lb.)||-||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 12, 2008||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Earl Tonkins (Super Heavyweight), Paul Koon (Heavyweight), Jesse Hart (165 lb.), Tahree Carroll (141 lb.), Keenan Smith (125 lb.)||Keenan Smith (125 lb.)||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 1, 2011||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Jesse Hart (165 lb.), Arthur Trujillo (152 lb.), Samuel Teah (141 lb.), Anthony Burgin (132 lb.), Emmanuel Folly (114 lb.), Stephen Fulton, Jr. (108 lb.)||Jesse Hart (165 lb.), Arthur Trujillo (152 lb.)||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 12, 2014||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Khalil Miller (Heavyweight), Jaron Ennis (141 lb.), Stephen Fulton, Jr. (123 lb.), Christian Carto (108 lb.)||Christian Carto (108 lb.)||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 18, 2015||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Darmani Rock (Super Heavyweight), Paul Kroll (165 lb.), Jaron Ennis (141 lb.), Christian Carto (114 lb.)||Darmani Rock (Super Heavyweight), Jaron Ennis (141 lb.)||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 1, 2017||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Angel Rivera (Super Heavyweight), Sonny Conto (Heavyweight), Atif Oberlton (178 lb.), Poindexter Knight (165 lb.), Bhieem Billupos (152 lb.), Douglas Northern (141 lb.), Yamil Ortiz-Carillo (132 lb.), Rasheen Brown (123 lb.)||Atif Oberlton (178 lb.), Poindexter Knight (165 lb.)||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 21, 2018||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Sonny Conto (Super Heavyweight), Davon Marque Hall (Heavyweight), Atif Oberlton (178 lb.), Kiante Irving (165 lb.), Quaheem Davis (152 lb.), Jerome Baxter (141 lb.), Theodore Mrkonja, Jr. (132 lb.), Jonathan Torres (123 lb.)||Atif Oberlton (178 lb.), Kiante Irving (165 lb.)||Joe Hand Promotions|
|April 6, 2019||Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championship||Earl Veney (Super Heavyweight), Francis Oran (178 lb.), Frankie Lynn (165 lb.), Quaheem Davis (152 lb.), Quadir Albright (141 lb.), D'Andre Hudson (132 lb.)||-||Joe Hand Promotions|
These professional wrestling tournaments have been held at 2300 Arena.
|August 8, 1993||ECW Tag Team Championship||Eddie Gilbert and Dark Patriot||Salvatore Bellomo and The Sandman||Eastern Championship Wrestling|
|August 27, 1994||NWA World Heavyweight Championship||Shane Douglas||2 Cold Scorpio||NWA World Title Tournament|
|June 8, 2002||CZW Best of the Best||Trent Acid||Jodie Fleisch||CZW Best of the Best|
|June 15, 2002||MLW World Heavyweight Championship||Shane Douglas||Taiyo Kea, Vampiro||MLW Genesis|
|August 24, 2002||3PW World Heavyweight Championship||Pitbull #1||Christian York||3PW Babes, Belts & Blood|
|April 12, 2003||CZW Best of the Best||B-Boy||Sonjay Dutt||CZW Best of the Best|
|September 13, 2003||CZW Iron Man Championship||Trent Acid||Jimmy Rave and Nick Gage||CZW Redefined|
|July 10, 2004||CZW Best of the Best||Sonjay Dutt||Roderick Strong||CZW Best of the Best|
|May 14, 2005||CZW Best of the Best||Mike Quackenbush||B-Boy, Kevin Steen, Super Dragon||CZW Best of the Best|
|February 26, 2006||Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas||Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli||Milano Collection A.T. and Skayde||Chikara Tag World Grand Prix - Night 3|
|May 13, 2006||CZW Best of the Best||Ruckus||Austin Aries, Claudio Castagnoli, Sabian||CZW Best of the Best|
|June 25, 2006||Chikara Young Lions Cup||Arik Cannon||Cheech||Chikara Young Lions Cup IV - Night 3|
|October 14, 2006||CZW World Tag Team Championship||Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli||Human Tornado and Justice Pain||CZW Last Team Standing|
|October 20, 2006||Pitbull/Public Enemy Memorial Cup||Homicide and Ricky Reyes||K-Murda and K-Pusha||PWU Pitbull/Public Enemy Memorial Cup|
|October 28, 2006||Torneo cibernetico||Icarus||Eddie Kingston||Chikara Cibernetico Forever|
|February 18, 2007||King of Trios||Jigsaw, Mike Quackenbush and Shane Storm||KUDO, MIYAWAKI and Yoshiaki Yago||Chikara King of Trios - Night 3|
|April 22, 2007||Rey de Voladores||Chuck Taylor||Lince Dorado||Chikara Rey de Voladores|
|July 14, 2007||CZW Best of the Best||Joker||B-Boy||CZW Best of the Best|
|September 22, 2007||Torneo cibernetico||Claudio Castagnoli||Mitch Ryder||Chikara Cibernetico & Robin|
|December 15, 2007||PWU Television Championship||Z-Barr||Trent Acid||PWU We Don't Die|
|March 2, 2008||King of Trios||El Pantera, Incognito and Lince Dorado||Eddie Kingston, Joker and Ruckus||Chikara King of Trios - Night 3|
|May 10, 2008||CZW Best of the Best||Sabian||Chuck Taylor||CZW Best of the Best|
|May 18, 2008||Rey de Voladores||Incognito||Helios||Chikara Grit and Glory|
|March 29, 2009||Rey de Voladores||Kota Ibushi||Player Dos||Chikara King of Trios - Night 3|
|March 29, 2009||King of Trios||Chuck Taylor, Gran Akuma and Icarus||Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli and Dave Taylor||Chikara King of Trios - Night 3|
|June 13, 2009||CZW Best of the Best||Egotistico Fantastico||Sami Callihan||CZW Best of the Best|
|August 16, 2009||Chikara Young Lions Cup||Player Dos||Colin Delaney||Chikara Young Lions Cup VII - Night 3|
|October 18, 2009||Torneo cibernetico||Carpenter Ant||Soldier Ant||Chikara Cibernetico Increible|
|November 28, 2009||Open the Freedom Gate Championship||BxB Hulk||Cima, Gran Akuma, Yamato||DGUSA Freedom Fight|
|March 5, 2010||ROH World Television Championship||Eddie Edwards||Davey Richards||Ring of Honor Wrestling|
|April 25, 2010||Rey de Voladores||Ophidian||Matt Cross||Chikara King of Trios - Night 3|
|April 25, 2010||King of Trios||Ares, Claudio Castagnoli and Tursas||The Colony||Chikara King of Trios - Night 3|
|December 11, 2010||CZW World Tag Team Championship||Joker and Sabian||Amasis and Ophidian||CZW Cage of Death|
|January 22, 2011||ROH Top Prospect Tournament||Mike Bennett||Kyle O'Reilly||Ring of Honor Wrestling|
|April 9, 2011||CZW Best of the Best||Adam Cole||Sami Callihan||CZW Best of the Best|
|April 17, 2011||Rey de Voladores||El Generico||1-2-3 Kid||Chikara King of Trios - Night 3|
|April 17, 2011||King of Trios||The Colony (Fire Ant, Green Ant and Soldier Ant)||Chuck Taylor, Icarus and Johnny Gargano||Chikara King of Trios - Night 3|
|May 15, 2011||IWGP Intercontinental Championship||MVP||Toru Yano||NJPW Invasion Tour 2011 - Night 3|
|November 13, 2011||Chikara Grand Championship||Eddie Kingston||Mike Quackenbush||Chikara High Noon|
|December 6, 2014||Chikara Young Lions Cup||Heidi Lovelace||Missile Assault Ant||Chikara Tomorrow Never Dies|
|December 6, 2014||Torneo cibernetico||Soldier Ant||Fire Ant||Chikara Tomorrow Never Dies|
|January 24, 2015||ROH Top Prospect Tournament||Donovan Dijak||Will Ferrara||Ring of Honor Wrestling|
|October 22, 2016||Acid Cup||Joey Janela||Pinkie Sanchez||GCW Acid Cup|
|September 12, 2021||ROH Women's World Championship||Rok-C||Miranda Alize||ROH Death Before Dishonor XVIII|
This is a list of records set by both individuals and groups in various categories at 2300 Arena.
Banners commemorating the careers of professional wrestlers and wrestling personalities who contributed to the history of 2300 Arena are permanently on display at the venue.
(Theodore James Petty)
|Tod Gordon||Posthumous inductee. Four-time ECW World Tag Team Champion. His former tag-team partner Johnny Grunge was present for the ceremony.|
|Tod Gordon||Two-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion.|
(Michael Lynn Durham)
|Gary Wolfe||Posthumous inductee. Four-time ECW World Tag Team Champion.|
|Tod Gordon||Five-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion.|
|Roger Artigiani||Founder of Combat Zone Wrestling. Six-time CZW World Heavyweight Champion.|
(Thomas Edward Gilbert, Jr.)
|The Sandman||Posthumous inductee. First booker of Extreme Championship Wrestling. One-time ECW World Tag Team Champion.|
(Christopher Barrett Candito)
|The Sandman||Posthumous inductee. Three-time ECW World Tag Team Champion.|
|8||2009||Tod Gordon||The Sandman||Founder of Extreme Championship Wrestling.|
(Terry Michael Brunk)
|The Sandman||Two-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion.|
|DJ Hyde||Posthumous inductee. Four-time CZW World Tag Team Champion. Three-time CZW Junior Heavyweight Champion.|
|Jim Cornette||One-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion. One-time ROH World Champion.|
(Thomas James Laughlin)
|Eddie Kingston||Two-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion.|
|13||2011||ECW Arena Fans||Greg Excellent||In honor of the loyal fan base of ECW Arena.|
|14||2014||The Blue Meanie
(Brian Daniel Heffron)
|Al Snow||Founder of Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling. Founding member of The Blue World Order.|
(Anthony Durante and Gary Wolfe)
|Jason Knight||Anthony Durante inducted posthumously. One-time ECW World Tag Team Champions.|
|16||2014||2 Cold Scorpio
(Charles Bernard Scaggs)
|Tod Gordon||Four-time ECW World Television Champion.|
(Troy Allan Martin)
|Roger Artigiani||Four-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion. Two-time ECW World Television Champion. One-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.|
|Justin Roberts||Two-time ECW World Television Champion. One-time ECW World Tag Team Champion.|
(Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes)
|Dean Malenko||Posthumous inductee. Two-time ECW World Television Champion.|
|20||2021||The Road Warriors
(Joseph Laurinaitis and Michael Hegstrand)
|Bubba Ray Dudley||Inducted posthumously. Their former manager Paul Ellering was present for the ceremony.|
|October 19, 2002||Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling||A Night for the Flyboy||Rocco Rock|
|November 5, 2005||Hardcore Homecoming||November Reign||Terry Funk|
|June 16, 2007||Pro Wrestling Unplugged||The Crazy 8||Johnny Grunge, The Sandman|
|December 13, 2008||Combat Zone Wrestling||Cage of Death X||John Zandig|
|June 27, 2009||Legends of the Arena||Legends of the Arena||Eddie Gilbert, Chris Candido, Tod Gordon, Sabu|
|July 10, 2010||Combat Zone Wrestling||Acid-Fest||Trent Acid|
|July 17, 2010||Ring of Honor||Ring of Honor Wrestling||Jerry Lynn|
|July 25, 2010||Chikara||Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Show||Tommy Dreamer|
|July 11, 2011||Combat Zone Wrestling||New Heights||ECW Arena Fans|
|June 14, 2014||Wrestling with Disaster||The Final Cut||The Blue Meanie, The Pitbulls, 2 Cold Scorpio, Shane Douglas|
|November 13, 2015||House of Hardcore||House of Hardcore 10||Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero|
|September 18, 2021||Battleground Championship Wrestling||Battleground Championship Wrestling||The Road Warriors|