WWE SummerSlam probably won’t be taking place in Boston this summer as scheduled.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh held a news conference on Friday. He provided an update on the city’s stance on public gatherings in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Wash declared there will be no parades, festivals or large-scale events in Boston through Labor Day. That holiday takes place on September 7th, two weeks before SummerSlam on August 23rd.
“Parades and festivals will not take place this summer in the city of Boston,” Walsh said at a news conference outside City Hall.
He advised event organizers to start looking for alternative venues as soon as possible.
Mayor Walsh issued the following tweet following the media event:
Boston’s TD Garden was set to host four consecutive nights of WWE shows as part of SummerSlam weekend:
- Friday, August 21: SmackDown Live
- Saturday, August 22: NXT TakeOver
- Sunday, August 23: SummerSlam
- Monday, August 24: Monday Night Raw
Tickets for these events were already on sale, so ticket holders should be on the lookout for refund notices.
2020 was going to be the second time Boston hosted SummerSlam. The TD Garden hosted the 2006 installment of WWE‘s summer spectacular.