Beginning in 2015, WWE held its annual SummerSlam PPV at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the event will once again take place at the New York City venue on August 19th of this year.
According to a Tweet from the WrestleVotes Twitter account, it is nearly “certain” that WWE will be looking to hold the SummerSlam PPV outside of New York City beginning in 2019, and the company is eyeing a stadium venue and destination location for the big summer event.
Following up w/ a report from a few months back, source states it’s a near certainty SummerSlam is moving from Barclays in Brooklyn after this year. WWE would love to host at a stadium, although middle of summer is tough. Keep an eye out for “vacation” cities.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) June 6, 2018
In the past, WWE has typically held SummerSlam in arenas, with the event taking place three times at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and from 2009-2014 The Staples Center in Los Angeles was the home of WWE’s “biggest party of the summer.”
The 1992 SummerSlam PPV famously took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the event has not returned to a stadium since The UK event, which was headlined by Bret Hart vs The British Bulldog for the WWE Intercontinental Title.