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Detroit’s Ford Field will host WWE SummerSlam this summer, marking the first WWE event held at the venue in 16 years.

WWE made the announcement on Tuesday (Feb. 7). Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 14, via Ticketmaster. Presale registration is also available via the WWE website.

The last time Michigan hosted SummerSlam was back in 1993. The last time Ford Field hosted a WWE event was in 2007 with WrestleMania. Most recently, Detroit hosted a WWE pay-per-view event in 2017 with Hell in a Cell.

“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,” Dan Ventrelle, EVP of talent at WWE, said in a statement.

“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,” DSC executive director Dave Beachnau added. “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.”

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