Tickets For ESPN Summer 2017 X Games In Minneapolis Available Now
Last summer, ESPN selected Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the next U.S. host city for the 2017 and 2018 Summer X-Games.
The games will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Vikings, from July 13 to 16 2017 and from July 19 to 22 2018. The 2015 winter X Games were held in Aspen, Colorado.
“We are thrilled to bring the X Games to Minneapolis next July,” said Tim Reed, vice president, ESPN X Games. “We believe that teaming up with the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA), SMG and Meet Minneapolis and the truly impressive new, state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium will provide an extraordinary opportunity to grow the X Games in a new region of the country and in a city that’s quickly becoming recognized as a premier sports and entertainment destination. It was a very competitive bid process and we feel privileged to have had such great interest and thank the multiple cities that participated in the process. Ultimately, the combination of resources, support, fit and passion from the Minneapolis team brought us here and we couldn’t be happier.”
“We are very excited that the X Games will be the first large scale event in the stadium,” added Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority. “The X Games will be in Minnesota for 2017 & 2018. We intend to put on such a great event that we hope they consider making U.S. Bank Stadium their permanent home.”
Among the competitions scheduled for the X Games are Flat Track Racing, Skateboard Big Air, and Dirt Bike tournaments.
Fans can also find X Games Minneapolis updates at www.XGames.com/Minneapolis and complete action sports coverage all year long at XGames.com.
This will be the first multi-day sporting event held at U.S. Bank Stadium, whose management company is SMG.
ASPEN, USA – JANUARY 25: (FRANCE OUT) Gus Kenworthy of the USA competes during the Winter X Games Men’s Ski Superpipe on January 25, 2015 in Aspen, USA. (Photo by Nathan Bilow/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)