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WWE: SummerSlam staying in Brooklyn for the next two years (updated)


After the big success of WWE SummerSlam weekend at Brooklyn, NY's Barclays Center with three straight sellouts, WWE announced Monday that the building will be, at least for the next two years, the site of its No. 3 show of the year, releasing the story through the New York Daily News.

The WWE will have shows on Saturday with a major NXT show, Sunday with SummerSlam, and a live Raw in both 2016 and 2017 in the arena. In addition, there will be other events including panels, etc.

Because the New York market can bear the highest tickets prices in the country with the possible exception of Las Vegas, this year's SummerSlam did a $1.3 million gate and tickets on the secondary market had record demand.

The dates announced for the weekends are August 20-22 of 2016 with NXT, SummerSlam, and Raw in that order.  The 2017 weekend dates are August 19-21.

"We are thrilled to build on the success of the 2015 SummerSlam and welcome WWE back to Brooklyn in 2016 an 2017, said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.  "Big events like SummerSlam help cement New York City's appeal as a dynamic, high-energy destination.  We're thankful for WWE's commitment to Brooklyn, and look forward to a long partnership that benefits the City."