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WWE SummerSlam to Come to Minneapolis

WWE SummerSlam, a major professional wrestling event, will come to Minneapolis for the first time in 2026

By Todd R. Berger

5.23.24 WWE SummerSlam Comes to Minneapolis
U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will host the WWE SummerSlam in 2026. || Courtesy of WWE

WWE, part of TKO Group Holdings, in partnership with Minnesota Sports and Events (MNSE), awarded Minneapolis with the WWE SummerSlam, Aug. 1-2, 2026, at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The 2026 edition of SummerSlam will be the first Premium Live Event in Minneapolis since TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs in 2019 and will mark the first time WWE will host a stadium event in the city. In addition to the massive two-night event, WWE and MNSE will deliver a host of fan and community events in the days leading up to and after SummerSlam.

“U.S. Bank Stadium is an absolutely world-class venue, situated in a city with rich wrestling history and an amazing fan base,” says Chris Legentil, WWE executive vice president of talent relations and head of communications, in a prepared statement. “We’re excited to bring two nights of WWE SummerSlam to Minneapolis in 2026.”

“U.S. Bank Stadium is honored to host the WWE SummerSlam on Minnesota’s biggest stage in 2026,” says Michael Vekich, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. “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.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the WWE Universe to Minnesota for WWE SummerSlam,” says Wendy Blackshaw, president and CEO of Minnesota Sports and Events. “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.”

U.S. Bank Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, is a state-of-the-art indoor facility in the heart of Minneapolis that opened in 2016. The stadium has hosted several high-profile events, including Super Bowl LII (2018) and the NCAA Men’s Final Four (2019). In 2023, The Athletic named U.S. Bank Stadium the NFL’s top venue.

The announcement comes on the heels of a record-breaking ticket on-sale event for this year’s WWE SummerSlam, which will take place at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Aug. 3. In 2023, WWE SummerSlam at Ford Field in Detroit set a gate record for any non-WrestleMania event with $8.5 million, which has since been surpassed by the 2024 Royal Rumble in January.

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