I’m what will come as a surprise to few after the events of the last few weeks, it seems that WWE’s SummerSlam, scheduled for Sunday August 24th at Boston’s TD Gardens will need to find an alternative venue.
Boston’s mayor, Marty Walsh confirmed on Saturday that no mass gatherings, events, parades etc will be allowed in the city until Labor Day weekend. That’s September 7th for anyone not well versed in the public holidays of the United States.
With America and most of the world gripped in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, it felt more when than if that WWE would need to make alternative plans for SummerSlam.
Like WrestleMania and this weekend’s Money In The Bank, the strong likelihood is that the event will be held either without fans, or with a very small audience, at WWE’s Performance Center. However, with restrictions loosening in the US across various states, there is a possibility that WWE could make alternative arrangements in a venue with greatly reduced capacity and social distancing in place.
Like everything in the news at the moment, we will need to watch this space.
We are planning a healthy re-opening and an equitable recovery process—as soon as the health data tells us it is safe. But we do not envision a point this summer when it will make sense to have large crowds gathered in close contact for prolonged periods.— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) May 8, 2020
I can announce that parades and festivals will not take place this summer in the City of Boston,— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) May 8, 2020
up to and including Labor Day on September 7.