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Silver Minings: Allegiant Stadium will host WWE’s SummerSlam

Allegiant will be the first NFL stadium to host the event

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After no fans got to witness the first year of the brand new Allegiant Stadium, the new Las Vegas attraction is fully maximizing for all the events it missed out on.

WWE has announced that SummerSlam will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the brand new home of the Raiders. This will mark the first time the event ever has been held in an NFL stadium.

Nick Khan, WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer, said this in a statement:

“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.”

Raiders President Marc Badain added this sentiment:

“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.”

This marks a number of big-time events taking place at Allegiant Stadium over the next couple years.

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