WWE officially announced that SummerSlam will be taking place at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, August 21.
SummerSlam will be one of the first sporting events held at full capacity at Allegiant Stadium with tickets going on sale on Friday, June 18. Interested parties who want to register for the pre-sale can do so by going to www.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.
“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.”
The brand-new, state-of-the-art stadium opened in July of last year after a cost of $1.9 billion. The stadium is the home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders and hosts up to 72,000 fans in an expandable setting.
The futuristic-looking silver and black exterior stadium has large retractable windows that opens up in the north endzone, giving fans inside the stadium a look at the Las Vegas Strip. The same north endzone also hosts the largest 3D printed object in the world, an 85-foot torch.
WWE is said to be going all out for SummerSlam and rumors are that the company is trying to get both John Cena and Brock Lesnar to wrestle.