Barclays Center and WWE announced that WWE’s biggest event of the summer, SummerSlam, will occur Sunday, Aug. 23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. EST Saturday, March 14 and will be available online
or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Pending availability, tickets can be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning noon Monday, March 16. The Barclays Center is the NBA home of the Brooklyn Nets.
SummerSlam, featuring the biggest stars of WWE, will be broadcast around the world on WWE Network and pay-per-view. SummerSlam Weekend will also include fan events, autograph signings, Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies, hospital visits and other community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the region.
“We are thrilled to be back in New York for WWE’s second largest destination event of the year,” said John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events. “We look forward to continuing our wonderful relationships with both Barclays Center and NYC & Company in what will surely be a memorable weekend in Brooklyn.”
Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company, added: “We are happy to have WWE’s SummerSlam back in New York City. There’s no better place for WWE’s biggest event of the summer. Events like SummerSlam bring people from around the world to New York City, giving them yet another reason to visit and explore the five boroughs. Thanks to WWE, there’s another fantastic reason to visit us this summer.”
Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center, said: “Brooklyn is an international brand and is the perfect stage for a major global event like WWE SummerSlam. Our strong relationship with WWE has enabled us to host many successful events together at Barclays Center. We are excited to build on our partnership by bringing SummerSlam to Brooklyn.”
This marks the first time that SummerSlam will be at Barclays Center, which opened in September 2012. The event has been in New York in 1988, 1991, 1998 and 2002. The Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted the sold-out event the past six years, and other major venues such as Wembley Stadium in London, Target Center in Minneapolis, SAP Center in San Jose, Air Canada Centre in Toronto and TD Garden in Boston have also played host to the historic event throughout its 27-year history.
WWE SummerSlam 2015 was originally slated for the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., but in January, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority voted to close the center because of major financial losses, leaving WWE to seek a new SummerSlam home and thus finding one across the bridge.
Click here for a look at last year’s SummerSlam.
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