Boston, Home Of WWE SummerSlam, Suspends Major Gatherings Into September

WWE may have to move the party elsewhere...

Any hopes that SummerSlam could take place in its intended location may be dashed after a message from the city's Mayor on Friday.

SummerSlam was scheduled to take place at Boston's TD Garden on August 23, but Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the suspension of all large-scale gatherings in the city through Labor Day on September 7.

Walsh's tweet on the matter reads, "All large-scale gatherings like parades and festivals, that are permitted by the City, are suspended through Labor Day. In the interest of public health, no permit will be issued for an event before 9/7 that could draw a large crowd."

The state of Massachusetts presently has the third-largest total of confirmed coronavirus cases, as well as third highest number of deaths, in the United States, behind only New York and New Jersey.

WWE has not yet commented on the matter, and still lists TD Garden as the event's location on their website.

New Japan Pro Wrestling has already postponed their planned Wrestle Dynasty card for the same weekend (at New York's Madison Square Garden) until 2021.

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