SUMMERSLAM 2026: Summerslam 2026 to be two-night event in Minneapolis, MN

Posted on 5/24/124 by Colin Vassallo

Minneapolis finally secured their big WWE event although it
wasn’t the WrestleMania they were hoping for.

The city of Minneapolis and Minnesota Sports and Events made
three bids for three separate WrestleManias, all
unsuccessful although their latest bid for WrestleMania 41
was taken away from them in the 11th hour by the city of Las

Minneapolis originally bid to host WrestleMania 33 which
then went to Orlando and also bid to host WrestleMania 36
which went to Tampa and then to the WWE Performance Center
in Orlando because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city was the frontrunner for WrestleMania 41 for several
months and Wendy Blackshaw, Minnesota Sports and Events
President and Chief Executive Officer, was hopeful that they
got the show.

But the news of WrestleMania going to Las Vegas earlier this
month shattered Minneapolis’ hopes of getting the big event
and Blackshaw said that although disappointed, they remain
in discussions with WWE about future events in Minnesota.

WWE’s announcement of an event 800 days away is rare
although not unprecedented. The company previously had
announced locations for three WrestleManias after the
pandemic, with Tampa, Dallas, and Los Angeles WrestleManias
announced in January 2021.

The U.S. Bank Stadium will now host SummerSlam in 2026 and
in what is a first, SummerSlam will be held over two nights
just like WrestleMania. If this is something that’s new
moving forward or just a “gift” to Minneapolis remains to be

Located in downtown Minneapolis, the $1 billion U.S. Bank
Stadium opened in 2016 and has a seating capacity of 73,000.
It is the home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and it already
played host to the Super Bowl in 2018.

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