Everything You Need to Know About WWE SummerSlam 2021 Venue – Allegiant Stadium

Published 06/06/2021, 2:18 AM EDT


WWE announced on Saturday that SummerSlam 2021 would take place at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, on Saturday, August 21. The announcement took place during the 2021 Belmont Stakes pre-show race on June 5.

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The event ticks quite a few boxes of milestones in the company. It marks the first time that SummerSlam would take place in an NFL stadium. For those who don’t know, Allegiant Stadium is the home ground of the Las Vegas Raiders.

It is also the first time since 1994 that SummerSlam would be held on a Saturday than the usual Sunday. The occasion also marks the first time that WWE held SummerSlam in a United States Stadium. The company previously had the PPV in the famed Wembley Stadium, London, for the 1992 edition.

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WWE previously teased that it would move away from its programming. The event is the first live PPV in the year to have live crowds after WWE resumes touring on July 16.

The tickets will start at $25 and would go on sale on June 16. The event is expected to draw a sold-out crowd of around 72,000 fans. The fans and the officials are both overjoyed.

“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.

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More details on the venue of SummerSlam 2021 and WWE Superstars’ reactions

As we mentioned earlier, Allegiant Stadium is the home stadium of Las Vegas Raiders, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It is one of the newer stadiums in America.

The construction is worth a massive $1.9 billion, and it began on November 13, 2017. The construction was complete last year amidst the pandemic. The sitting capacity is expandable up to 72,000 and WWE is expected to sell it all out.

Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With the announcement of the exciting news, WWE Superstars could not help but react. Many superstars and champions teased a stellar show in Las Vegas.

Check some of their reactions below –

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The rumors say that John Cena would return against Universal Champion Roman Reigns at SummerSlam 2021, amidst many more heavyweights. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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