The summer’s biggest pay-per-view event, SummerSlam, is just a few weeks away. But with the massive spread of COVID-19 in the US, public health officials nationwide are expressing great concern over safety. Nevada has reinstated mask mandates for most of its counties – including Clark and the Las Vegas area. SummerSlam will be held at Allegiant Stadium and they have posted a statement on their website that says fans will need to be masked for all events at the venue.

The statement on Allegiant’s website reads:

Allegiant Stadium takes the health and safety of its guests, employees and staff very seriously. In response to rising COVID-19 cases, and in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Nevada Emergency Directive 047, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face mask while inside the stadium.

The State of Nevada & CDC do not currently require proof of vaccination to attend events.

Allegiant Stadium’s COVID-19 protocols are subject to change as additional information is discovered or provided by the State of Nevada & the CDC.

Individual events held at Allegiant Stadium may also implement heightened COVID-19 protocols, so please read all correspondence regarding an individual event carefully.


New York City is also setting rules and guidelines for events held indoors. It is one of the first U.S. cities to require proof of vaccination for indoor activities like dining, workout facilities and other businesses. This will also include indoor venues like Madison Square Garden. This is also the venue for WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown show to take place on Friday, September 10th.

Madison Square Gardens has also issued an announcement on its website for fans:

Guests will need to be fully vaccinated for WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown at The Garden. Meaning, the event must be at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose. The only exception is for children under the age of 16, who may provide proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test or full vaccination and are accompanied by a vaccinated adult. For more information, please visit msg.com/faqs.