WWE SummerSlam is Coming to US Bank Stadium

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After months of trying to land a professional wrestling event, the WWE announced on Thursday that it is officially returning to Minneapolis. This time, however, the stage will be even bigger than what we have seen in the past.

U.S. Bank Stadium Hosting WWE SummerSlam

SummerSlam is coming to US Bank Stadium. Not only that, they are apparently expanding it to a two-day event, scheduled for August 1st and 2nd, 2026.

This is the first WWE Pay-Per-View event in Minneapolis since “TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs” in 2019 and it’s the first time ever that a WWE event will be hosted in a local football stadium. It was also announced that various fan and community events will be planned in the days surrounding SummerSlam, 2026.

“U.S. Bank Stadium is an absolutely world-class venue, situated in a city with rich wrestling history and an amazing fan base,” said Chris Legentil, WWE EVP, Talent Relations & Head of Communications. “We’re excited to bring two nights of SummerSlam to Minneapolis in 2026.” 

“U.S. Bank Stadium is honored to host WWE’s SummerSlam on Minnesota’s biggest stage in 2026,” said 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 SummerSlam,” said 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.”

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SummerSlam is widely recognized as the second most important event on WWE’s calendar, behind Wrestlemania, which Minneapolis failed to secure, when the future location for wrestling’s marquee event was being set earlier this month. It ended up in Las Vegas. So, consider SummerSlam a solid consolation prize.

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No doubt, SummerSlam will generate enough buzz around town to make it worth hosting. The influx of people for that weekend not only supports local businesses, but also contributes to the vibrant atmosphere of Minneapolis.

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