WWE just announced the date and location for next year's SummerSlam, which will take place on August 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. NXT will take place the day prior, here is WWE's full release:
WWE® SummerSlam® Returns to Barclays Center in 2018
08/14/2017 STAMFORD, Conn. & BROOKLYN, N.Y.– Barclays Center, NYC & Company and WWE today announced that SummerSlam Week will return to Brooklyn for the fourth consecutive year in August 2018 with SummerSlam,Monday Night Raw®,SmackDown® Liveand NXT® once again taking place at Barclays Center over four consecutive nights.
2018 Key Dates:
Saturday, August 18 – NXT
Sunday, August 19 – SummerSlam
Monday August 20 – Monday Night Raw
Tuesday, August 21 – SmackDown Live
"We're thrilled to host four consecutive nights of major WWE events, highlighted by SummerSlam, again next year," said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. "We have enjoyed a terrific partnership with WWE while hosting SummerSlam the past three years, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow our relationship with WWE and NYC & Company."
"Barclays Center and NYC & Company continue to be amazing partners for WWE, and we are thrilled to bring SummerSlam Week back to New York City next year," said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. "We look forward to working with our partners to build upon the incredible success of the last three years to create another unprecedented celebration for the WWE Universe."
SummerSlam takes place this Sunday, August 20, live from Barclays Center. The event, which streams live around the world on WWE Network, features the biggest stars of WWE, including John Cena®, Brock Lesnar®, Roman Reigns™, Seth Rollins™, Alexa Bliss™, Jinder Mahal™, Shinsuke Nakamura™, Naomi™, Braun Strowman™, The New Day™ and many more. In addition, SummerSlam Week in Brooklyn features a series of activities including interactive fan experiences and community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the region.
Ticket and suite information for SummerSlam in 2018 will be announced in the near future.
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ABOUT BROOKLYN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center, NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre. BSE manages and controls the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and its Development League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL's New York Islanders.
Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by Tanduay.
NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, reopened on April 5, 2017 after undergoing an extensive renovation. The Coliseum offers 14,500 seats for basketball, MMA and boxing, 13,900 for hockey, up to 16,000 for concerts, and 4,500 seats for its theater configuration. With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partnerships and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets.
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