World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that Ford Field in Detroit will host SummerSlam on August 5, 2023.
SummerSlam marks the first WWE event at Ford Field since WrestleMania in 2007 and the first SummerSlam to take place in Michigan since 1993. The event is traditionally WWE’s second largest each year behind WrestleMania.
“Landing WWE SummerSlam at Ford Field is a signature win for Detroit and continues the momentum of the Detroit Sports Commission in attracting major sporting events to the region,” said DSC Executive Director Dave Beachnau. “Metro Detroit enjoys a special place in WWE history and has produced many iconic moments. Thank you to the entire WWE family for entrusting us with this incredible opportunity, and we look forward to delivering a first-class experience.”
Detroit and the WWE have a connection that dates to March 29, 1987, when the Pontiac Silverdome hosted WrestleMania 3. The crowd of 93,173 is the second largest crowd in WWE history, eclipsed only by the 101,763 that attended WrestleMania 32 in 2016 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
“We are excited for Ford Field to host WWE’s biggest event of the summer and look forward to the WWE Universe converging on Detroit to celebrate SummerSlam’s long-awaited return to Michigan,” said Dan Ventrelle, executive vice president of talent at WWE.
Tickets for SummerSlam 2023 will go on sale April 14 via Ticketmaster.com. SummerSlam Priority Passes will be available soon through WWE partner On Location.