Barclays Center, NYC & Company and WWE have agreed to a multi-year deal to bring SummerSlam, Monday Night Raw and NXT back to Barclays Center in Brooklyn in August 2016 and August 2017.
This announcement comes on the heels of an extraordinary SummerSlam Week last month which saw WWE sell out Barclays Center for an unprecedented three consecutive nights with NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, SummerSlam and Monday Night Raw.
2016 Key Dates:
· Saturday, Aug. 20 – NXT
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· Sunday, Aug. 21 – SummerSlam
· Monday Aug. 22 – Monday Night Raw
2017 Key Dates:
· Saturday, Aug. 19 – NXT
· Sunday, Aug. 20 – SummerSlam
· Monday Aug. 21 – Monday Night Raw
This year’s SummerSlam Week combined the best of sports and entertainment while leaving a lasting impact on the host community. Jon Stewart served as host of SummerSlam in his first public appearance since retiring as host of The Daily Show and Arrow star Stephen Amell teamed with WWE Superstar Neville to battle WWE Superstars Stardust and King Barrett.
ESPN’s coverage of SummerSlam included exclusive interviews with WWE superstar Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and the Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki). ESPN’s SportsCenter with SportsCenter anchor and former WWE broadcaster Jonathan Coach Coachman broadcast live from SummerSlam throughout the day.
In addition, WWE joined forces with Charity Buzz to raise more than $200,000 for Answer The Call, the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund while hosting 10 community outreach events, including the record-setting 500thwish granted by WWE Superstar John Cena for Make A Wish.
Click here to see a recap of SummerSlam events.
“We are thrilled to build on the success of the 2015 SummerSlam and welcome WWE back to Brooklyn in 2016 and 2017. Big events like SummerSlam help cement New York City's appeal as a dynamic, high-energy destination,” said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We're thankful for WWE's commitment to Brooklyn, and look forward to a long partnership that benefits the City.”
Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center, said: “We’re excited to be hosting WWE SummerSlam for the next two years. We had an incredible experience this past August and are looking forward to continuing our partnership with WWE and NYC & Company.”
John P. Saboor, WWE Executive Vice President, Special Events, said: “Barclays Center, NYC & Company and the City of New York have been incredible partners to WWE, and we are pleased that SummerSlam Week will once again take over New York City in August of 2016 and 2017. We look forward to building on the success of this year’s event to take SummerSlam Week to even greater heights.”
SummerSlam, which is broadcast around the world live on WWE Network, features the biggest stars of WWE alongside other celebrities, entertainers and athletes. SummerSlam Week in Brooklyn will feature a series of activities including fan events, autograph signings, WWE’s Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies, hospital visits and other community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the region.
Ticket information for SummerSlam in 2016 will be announced in the near future.
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About Barclays Center:
Barclays Center opened on Sept. 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, Barclays Center 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 American Express.
Barclays Center hosts an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and, starting this season, the New York Islanders.
Barclays Center has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and vendors in the borough.
Barclays Center engages the customer with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the fan experience. As the first arena in the world to utilize Cisco StadiumVision mobile multicast streaming technology, Barclays Center allows fans to watch live video and instant replays from their mobile phones while connected to the arena’s free Wi-Fi.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.
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