WWE is going home to Madison Square Garden on the 10th of September for a live episode of SmackDown On FOX in what is sure to be a momentous night for the company.
Recently in a report from PWInsider, Mike Johnson wrote that WWE will be returning to ‘The Garden’ on September 10th for a Friday Night SmackDown taping. The report notes that the return has been confirmed by sources at the venue.
That news has now been officially announced by WWE who say tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday, 9th of July at 9 am ET via Ticketmaster.
Madison Square Garden recently returned to full capacity as the Foo Fighters rocked the legendary venue. The gig was the first show to be presented by MSG in 460 days.
The arena which serves as the home of the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks had been operating at a limited capacity in recent months as sports organisations look to return to normal.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE had to cancel two planned events due to take place at their traditional home. The company was due to run a house show at the arena in March 2020 which was eventually cancelled. While their traditional post-Christmas event also fell by the wayside.
The arena has hosted three WrestleMania’s, more than any other venue, alongside numerous other noteworthy events. The famous building saw the 2000 Royal Rumble, Triple H’s return from injury in 2001, and multiple other pay-per-views.
There had been some speculation that the company may return to the arena for SummerSlam 2021. However, it was eventually revealed that the event would take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The week before WWE goes back to their spiritual home, SmackDown will emanate from a city that has become synonymous with another wrestling company. On September 3rd WWE will produce SmackDown live from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. That show is slated to be the second night of WWE’s annual draft.