WWE wanted to use Boston for SummerSlam’s 2020 location. That’s not going to be possible now.
Mayor Marty Walsh has made it clear that the city of Boston will not be having any large gatherings until “health data tells us it is safe.” This includes festivals, parades, concerts, and other sporting events.
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.
I can announce that parades and festivals will not take place this summer in the City of Boston, up to and including Labor Day on September 7.
This new order will last until September 7th’s Labor Day festivities. WWE will have to SummerSlam change their plans for the August 23rd event. Let’s see if WWE is able to figure something out. It sounds like SummerSlam will need to be relocated now.
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