WWEÂ® (NYSE: WWE) announced today that Slam summer takes place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 21 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, marking the first time that the annual event will be held at an NFL stadium.
Located next to the famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a state-of-the-art global event destination and home to the Las Vegas Raiders. Slam summer will be one of the first sporting events held at full capacity at the Allegiant Stadium with tickets on sale Friday, June 18. Fans interested in an exclusive Slam summer possibility of presale can register at www.summerslam.com/prevente.
âAt the end of the pandemic, it was important for us to have a big event like Slam summer in Las Vegas. We hope to provide a great evening of sports entertainment for the townspeople and an increase in foot traffic for casinos and local businesses, âsaid Nick Khan, President and Chief Revenue Officer of WWE and a native of Las Vegas.
âThe Raiders are delighted to join WWE to host Slam summer at Allegiant Stadium in August, âsaid Raiders president Marc Badain. âWWE is a world leader in entertainment, and hosting one of its iconic events in the sports and entertainment capital of the world is perfect. The Raiders are eagerly awaiting Slam summer and a full program of upcoming events and entertainment at Allegiant Stadium. “
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Slam summer for the very first time and welcome WWE, its Superstars and the WWE Universe to Las Vegas in August, âsaid Steve Hill, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority . a great way, and Slam summer is the perfect addition to the Las Vegas summer calendar. “
Slam summer will broadcast live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on the WWE Network everywhere else.
About Allegiant Stadium
Located adjacent to the famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a global event destination and the newest state-of-the-art entertainment venue in Las Vegas. Home of the iconic Raiders and UNLV Football, Allegiant Stadium is ideally located for visitors and locals alike. The technologically advanced stadium is fully enclosed and air conditioned with a capacity of up to 65,000 people. The Allegiant Stadium hosts world-class entertainment, including concerts and sporting events such as the Pac-12 Championship Game and the Las Vegas Bowl. The stadium project is expected to generate an economic benefit of $ 620 million per year while creating 6,000 permanent jobs in southern Nevada. For more information visit www.allegiantstadium.com.
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