SummerSlam is officially coming to Las Vegas this August.
WWE has confirmed that Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada will host SummerSlam 2021 on Saturday, August 21. The announcement of the event’s location was made during a video that aired on NBC’s pre-race show for the Belmont Stakes today.
SummerSlam tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 18. WWE has also opened registration for a ticket pre-sale.
Las Vegas had been considered the leading candidate to host SummerSlam leading into today’s announcement. Sports Business Journal had reported that five other NFL stadiums (Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida; SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California; NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas; MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; and Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee) were also in consideration to host the show.
“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.
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“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.”
Allegiant Stadium opened last year and is the home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders. This will be the first time that SummerSlam has taken place at an NFL stadium. In 1992, SummerSlam was held at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
A boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. will also be taking place in Las Vegas on the same day as SummerSlam with sources saying they expect the card to end before the main event starts.
SummerSlam will air live on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network everywhere else. The main card will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
WWE is returning to touring starting with the Friday, July 16 episode of SmackDown at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This year’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view will then take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday, July 18.
Here’s the updated list of announced WWE tour dates:
Friday, July 16: SmackDown — Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
Sunday, July 18: Money in the Bank — Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas
Monday, July 19: Raw — American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Friday, July 23: SmackDown – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday, July 24: Supershow — PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sunday, July 25: Supershow — KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky
Monday, July 26: Raw – T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, July 30: SmackDown – Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saturday, July 31: Supershow — Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sunday, August 1: Supershow — Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan
Monday, August 2: Raw — Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois
Friday, August 6: SmackDown — Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida
Saturday, August 7: Supershow — Hertz Arena in Fort Myers, Florida
Sunday, August 8: Supershow — Stephen O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida
Monday, August 9: Raw — Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
Friday, August 13: SmackDown — BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Saturday, August 14: Supershow — Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
Sunday, August 15: Supershow — Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina
Monday, August 16: Raw — AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
Friday, August 20: SmackDown — Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, August 21: SummerSlam — Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, August 22: Supershow — Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado
Monday, August 23: Raw — Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California
Friday, August 27: SmackDown — Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas
Monday, August 30: Raw — Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Friday, September 3: SmackDown — VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida
Monday, September 6: Raw — American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida