WWE SummerSlam 2026: Minneapolis to Host


WWE SummerSlam 2026: Minneapolis to Host
WWE SummerSlam 2026: Minneapolis to Host

WWE SummerSlam 2026 Coming to Minneapolis

Minneapolis to Host WWE SummerSlam 2026

STAMFORD, Conn., May 23, 2024 – WWE, part of TKO Group Holdings, and Minnesota Sports and Events (MNSE) have announced that Minneapolis will host WWE SummerSlam over two nights on August 1 and 2, 2026. This will be at U.S. Bank Stadium, marking the first time WWE will hold a stadium event in the city since 2019.

Event Highlights:

  • Date and Venue: The event will take place on Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, 2026, at U.S. Bank Stadium.
  • Historic Significance: This will be the first Premium Live Event in Minneapolis since the TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs event in 2019.
  • Two-Night Event: Fans can expect an extensive lineup of matches and entertainment over two nights.
WWE SummerSlam 2026: Minneapolis to Host
WWE SummerSlam 2026: Minneapolis to Host

Statements from Key Figures:

  • Chris Legentil, WWE EVP, Talent Relations & Head of Communications: “U.S. Bank Stadium is an absolutely world-class venue, situated in a city with rich wrestling history and an amazing fan base. We’re excited to bring two nights of SummerSlam to Minneapolis in 2026.”
  • Michael Vekich, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority: “U.S. Bank Stadium is honored to host WWE’s SummerSlam on Minnesota’s biggest stage in 2026. We look forward to providing a warm welcome and best-in-class experience at U.S. Bank Stadium for WWE Superstars, staff, fans, and guests.”
  • Wendy Blackshaw, President and CEO of Minnesota Sports and Events: “We are thrilled to welcome the WWE Universe to Minnesota for SummerSlam. We will make this summertime wrestling extravaganza accessible for fans of all ages. Through a variety of festivities and ancillary events in the Twin Cities and affordable tickets to the main events at U.S. Bank Stadium, this will be a SummerSlam for all.”

About U.S. Bank Stadium:

  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Opened in 2016, U.S. Bank Stadium is a modern indoor facility in the heart of Minneapolis.
  • Host of High-Profile Events: The stadium has hosted Super Bowl LII in 2018 and the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2019.
  • Top Venue: In 2023, The Athletic named U.S. Bank Stadium the NFL’s top venue.
WWE SummerSlam 2026: Minneapolis to Host
WWE SummerSlam 2026: Minneapolis to Host

Additional Information:

  • Ticket Sales: The announcement comes after a record-breaking ticket on-sale event for this year’s SummerSlam at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 3.
  • Historical Records: SummerSlam at Ford Field in Detroit set a gate record for any non-WrestleMania event with $8.5 million, which was later surpassed by the 2024 Royal Rumble.

Community and Fan Engagement:

  • Fan Activities: WWE and MNSE will host a variety of fan and community events leading up to and after SummerSlam.
  • Accessibility: The event will feature affordable tickets and numerous festivities for fans of all ages.

To learn more about registering for WWE SummerSlam 2026, please visit: SummerSlam 2026 Pre-sale Registration.

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