WWE Fans MUST Wear Masks At SummerSlam 2021

Updated COVID-19 guidelines for WWE SummerSlam 2021 and Madison Square Garden.

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Fans attending WWE SummerSlam 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada will be required to wear face masks.

This comes following the state's reintroduction of mask mandates from 3 May. There was initially some confusion as to whether SummerSlam would be classified as an indoor or outdoor event (for which the mandate doesn't apply), even though Allegiant Stadium's translucent roof is not retractable, but it has now been confirmed that attendees must wear masks.

The venue has released a statement on the matter, which outlines the following:-

"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."

Proof of vaccination will not be required to be at SummerSlam on 21 August. This is not the case for WWE's Madison Square Garden house show on 10 September, however:-

"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."

SummerSlam looks set to be a huge box office success for WWE, with over 40,000 of the available 45,000 tickets sold so far.

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