‘Death Star’ to go full house for SummerSlam


Summer Slam at Allegiant Stadium Image: Allegiant Stadium

WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced on June 5th that SummerSlam will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (US) on August 21st at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, marking the first time the annual event has been held at an NFL stadium.

A news release sent out by Allegiant Stadium stated that SummerSlam will be one of the first sporting events held at full capacity at Allegiant Stadium with tickets to go on sale on June 18th. Fans interested in an exclusive SummerSlam presale opportunity can register at www.summerslam.com/presale.

SummerSlam is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced annually in August by professional wrestling promotion WWE. Dubbed as ‘The Biggest Party of the Summer,’ it is one of the original ‘Big Four’ pay-per-view events of WWE and is considered the WWE’s second biggest event of the year behind WrestleMania.

Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip at Nevada in United States, Allegiant Stadium is a state-of-the-art global events destination and is ideally located for both visitors and locals. The technologically advanced stadium is fully enclosed and climate-controlled with a capacity of up to 65,000. It is home to the National Football League’s Las Vegas Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) college football team.

The release further stated that WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programing, pay-per-view, digital media, and publishing platforms. It is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, US.

Stated Nick Khan, WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer and Las Vegas native, “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 Raiders President Marc Badain, “The Raiders are thrilled to join WWE in hosting SummerSlam at Allegiant Stadium in August. 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.”

The release quoted Steve Hill, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, as stating, “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. 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 release concluded by stating that SummerSlam will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.

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