Local fans of the WWE will be rejoicing with the news that the company is bringing one of its biggest shows to Detroit this summer: WWE announced Tuesday that SummerSlam will be held at Ford Field on Aug. 5.
“We are excited for Ford Field to host WWE’s biggest event of the summer and look forward to the WWE Universe converging on Detroit to celebrate SummerSlam’s long-awaited return to Michigan,” said Dan Ventrelle, EVP, Talent at WWE.
In the past year, Detroit has also landed marquee sporting events like the 2024 NFL Draft and the 2027 NCAA Final Four.
“Landing WWE SummerSlam at Ford Field is a signature win for Detroit and continues the momentum of the Detroit Sports Commission in attracting major sporting events to the region,” said DSC Executive Director Dave Beachnau. “Metro Detroit enjoys a special place in WWE history and has produced many iconic moments."
SummerSlam was last held in Michigan at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 1993 where fans saw Lex Lugar beat Yokozuna via a count-out.
"Thank you to the entire WWE family for entrusting us with this incredible opportunity, and we look forward to delivering a first-class experience," said Beachnau.
Tickets for SummerSlam will go on sale Friday, April 14 via Ticketmaster.com. Click here to learn more about registering for presale opportunities.