WWE has officially announced the location of this year’s SummerSlam event. This year’s show will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at their Allegiant Stadium.
The announcement was made earlier today on Twitter. The show will take place on August 21, 2021, and will air on a Saturday, marking the first time a WWE pay-per-view will air on a Saturday in over a decade. Here is the announcement:
BREAKING NEWS: @SummerSlam will take place from @AllegiantStadm in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, marking the first time the annual event has been held at an @NFL stadium! https://t.co/oqSsBKtSMV pic.twitter.com/ZyNSKDkG3a
— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2021
WWE President Nick Khan also made a statement to WWE.com about the event. Here is the quote from WWE.com:
“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.
“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 SummerSlamis the perfect addition to the Las Vegas summer calendar.”
WWE is set to return to a touring schedule on the Friday prior to Money in the Bank 2021.