SummerSlam 2021 has found its home.
During the pre-race show for the Belmont Stakes, WWE announced that SummerSlam would be taking place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 21. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 18. This is the first time that WWE will host the annual summer event in Las Vegas in its 30+ year history.
Here is the official press release:
WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that SummerSlam will take place from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 21 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, marking the first time the annual event has been held at an NFL stadium.
Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a state-of-the-art global events destination and home to the Las Vegas Raiders. SummerSlam will be one of the first sporting events held at full capacity at Allegiant Stadium with tickets on sale Friday, June 18. Fans interested in an exclusive SummerSlam presale opportunity can register at summerslam.com/presale.
“Coming out of the pandemic, it was important to us to have a big event like SummerSlam in Las Vegas. We expect to deliver a great night of sports entertainment for the people of the city and a boost in foot traffic for the casinos and local businesses,” said Nick Khan, WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer and Las Vegas native. “The Raiders are thrilled to join WWE in hosting SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in August,” said Raiders President Marc Badain. “WWE is a leader in global entertainment, and to host one of its signature events in the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World is a perfect fit. The Raiders look forward to SummerSlam and a full schedule of events and entertainment to come at Allegiant Stadium.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to host SummerSlam for the very first time and welcome WWE, its Superstars and the WWE Universe to Las Vegas this August,” said Steve Hill, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Live entertainment and sporting events are returning to the destination in a big way, and SummerSlam is the perfect addition to the Las Vegas summer calendar.” SummerSlam will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast first reported the news on May 27th.
Wait till you find out who is hosting it... -- https://t.co/3CnkHLRcyO— Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast -- (@Matmenpodcast) May 27, 2021
Aside from WrestleMania 37, which allowed a limited number of fans into Raymond James Stadium, this will be only the second WWE (main roster) show with fans in attendance since last March when the COVID-19 pandemic sent the United States into lockdown. WWE has been operating out of the Performance Center and ThunderDome ever since.
WWE recently announced that SummerSlam will take place on Saturday, August 21. This came along with the news that WWE is embarking on a 25-city tour as they resume their normal touring schedule.
Cardi B's 'Up' will serve as the theme song for the event.
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