WWE announced on Sunday that the attendance for this year’s SummerSlam was 16,169, the largest of the last four SummerSlam‘s. This was also the fourth SummerSlam in a row held at the Barclays Center, with 2015 recording 15,702 people, 2016 was seen live by 15,974 and 2017 had 16,128 fans in attendance. WWE always announces a higher figure for new events when returning to the same venues so the addition of 41 extra people was expected.
Although SummerSlam has a habit of staying put – with the six previous events held at the Staples Center in LA – this may well be the last to take place in Brooklyn for a while. Speculating is mounting that the event could be moving north to Canada.
Joe Peisich from Barnburner’s Fired Up podcast has said that the company are looking at holding the 2019 event in Toronto’s Rogers Centre. That is interesting as the former SkyDome has a capacity over three times that of the Barclays Center. Notably, the record attendance at the Rogers Centre was WrestleMania X8 with 68,237 fans, with similar numbers on hand for WrestleMania VI to see Hulk Hogan battle The Ultimate Warrior.
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