Allegiant Stadium will become the first place in the NFL to host the annual WSE SummerSlam event.
The Raiders’ home next to the Strip will be the venue for this year’s show on August 21, the organization confirmed on Saturday.
“The Raiders are excited to join WWE to host SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in August,” Raiders President Mark Badein said in a statement. “WWE is a leader in global entertainment and hosting one of its special events in the world’s sports and entertainment capital is the perfect solution. The Raiders are looking forward to SummerSlam and a full schedule of events and entertainment to come to Allegiant Stadium. “
Tickets for the event at full capacity will go on sale on June 1
WWE has hosted events exclusively in the state of Florida since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, which are held mostly behind closed doors.
WrestleMania 37 was a two-night production with a limited capacity of 25,000 every night in Tampa on April 10 and 11.
Due to the reduced Wrestlemania, SummerSlam will be the company’s biggest show of the year.
“Coming out of the pandemic, it was important for us to have a big event like SummerSlam in Las Vegas,” said WWE President and Las Vegas-born Chief Revenue Officer Nick Hahn. “We expect to provide a great night of sports entertainment for the city’s residents and increase pedestrian traffic for casinos and local businesses.”
This will host the first big WWE show in Las Vegas after the payment card for watching the Elimination Chamber at the T-Mobile Arena in 2018.
Wrestlemania 9 took place at Caesar’s Palace before moving to massive stadiums. This will mark the first time SummerSlam is held in Las Vegas.
WWE will resume its tour schedule on July 16, leading to SummerSlam, which will air on Peacock early at 5 p.m.
Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Erol Spence on August 21 on the way to the MGM Grand, but SummerSlam is expected to end in time for viewers to watch both events.
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