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ESPN X Games 16 Tickets Now on Sale
Who: X Games fans can now purchase tickets for this summer’s X Games 16 through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and venue box offices. X Games tickets range in price starting at $9 based on location and venue. The public will be given the option of purchasing various X Games 16 tickets as detailed below (all times Pacific).
What: ESPN X Games celebrates its sixteenth year by taking over downtown Los Angeles with more than 200 athletes including the biggest names in action sports competing for the most coveted medals in Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, Moto X and Rally Car.
When: X Games 16 takes place July 29 – Aug. 1, 2010
Where: Exclusively within downtown between four world-class venues – STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre, L.A. LIVE and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Ticket information will also be available via the X Games 16 Event app for events like Skateboard Street, BMX Big Air, Moto X Best Trick and the debut of Super Rally. The free app coming soon to the App Store will bring the world’s most exciting and progressive action sports event to the iPhone/iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android mobile devices. Other features of the app will include:
• Competition and event schedules: Customizable schedules to follow favorite sports and comps;
• Complete results: Finishes from first to worst; • Course designs: Illustrations and photos of the industry’s most progressive courses;
• Athlete bios: Photos, news, results, comp histories and more on all the top athletes; • Blogs: News and updates from ESPN.com/Action on Skateboard, Moto, BMX and Rally;
• Photo galleries: Relive the best moments and most memorable tricks;
• Video: Catch up on the best highlights;
• Maps: Navigate L.A. LIVE, STAPLES Center and the LA Memorial Coliseum with 3D venue maps;
• Social media: Share X Games news, results and photos with friends and follow top athlete Twitter feeds.
Thursday, July 29
Event Deck at L.A. LIVE BMX Freestyle Park Elimination and Skateboard Street Elimination – Includes X Fest* $9 10:30 a.m. – BMX Freestyle Park Elimination 12 p.m. – Skateboard Street Elimination
L.A. Memorial Coliseum Moto X SuperX Men’s, Women’s and Adaptive; Moto X Freestyle and Skateboard Big Air $16 4 p.m. – Moto X Super X Men’s, Women’s and Adaptive 5 p.m. – Moto X Freestyle 6:45 p.m. – Skateboard Big Air
Friday, July 30
Event Deck at L.A. LIVE Skateboard Park Elimination and BMX Freestyle Street Elimination – Includes X Fest* $9 11 a.m. – Skateboard Park Elimination 12:30 p.m. – BMX Freestyle Street Elimination *Don’t miss Women’s Skateboard Vert at 2:15 p.m. inside Nokia Theatre – free with X Fest! Nokia Theatre BMX Vert, Skateboard Vert and Skateboard Vert Best Trick – Includes X Fest* $20, $40 This is Vert like you’ve never seen it before – on stage inside Nokia Theatre. 4 p.m. – BMX Freestyle Vert 6 p.m. – Skateboard Vert 8 p.m. – Skateboard Vert Best Trick *Don’t miss Women’s Skateboard Vert at 2:15 p.m. inside Nokia Theatre – free with X Fest!
STAPLES Center . Moto X Step Up, Best Whip and Best Trick – Includes X Fest* $17, $22, $25, $30 5 p.m. – Moto X Step Up 6 p.m. – Moto X Best Whip 7 p.m. – Moto X Best Trick
Saturday, July 31
Event Deck at L.A. LIVE BMX Freestyle Park Final and Skateboard Street Final – Includes X Fest* $20 11 a.m. – BMX Freestyle Park Finals 1:30 p.m. – Skateboard Street Final Men’s Final
L.A. Memorial Coliseum Rally Car Racing, BMX Big Air, SuperRally and Skateboard Big Air Rail Jam $16 4 p.m. – Rally Car Racing 6 p.m. – BMX Freestyle Big Air 7:15 p.m. – SuperRally 8:15 p.m. – Skateboard Big Air Rail Jam
Sunday, August 1
Event Deck at L.A. LIVE BMX Street Final, Sk8 Street Women, Sk8 Park Legends and Sk8 Park Final – Includes X Fest* $20 X Games 16 goes out with a bang on this final day of competition including FIVE finals for just one ticket! 10:45 a.m. – BMX Freestyle Street Final 12:30 p.m. – Skateboard Street Women’s Final. 2 p.m. – Skateboard Park Legends Final 5:30 p.m. – Skateboard Park Men’s Final *As an extra bonus, all Sunday ticket holders get FREE admission into Moto X Speed and Style across the street at STAPLES Center at 7 p.m.
STAPLES Center Moto X Speed and Style Final – Includes X Fest* $9 7 p.m. – Moto X Speed and Style * Tickets that include X Fest – Your ticket includes access to X Fest at L.A. LIVE, the ultimate action sports festival featuring sponsor and industry booths, musical performances, interactive parks, athlete appearances, demos and more.
X Fest will be open each day from July 29 – Aug 1 at 9 a.m. For the first fans to purchase a ticket package, a limited number of skatedecks and Mat Hoffman’s DVD The Birth of Big Air will be included with the package. For more detailed information on ticket prices, the times of venue operations and more, log on to www.ticketmaster.com/xgames. For information on transportation, parking, athletes invited to participate and more log on to www.xgames.com.
Thirty-one hours of live programming on ESPN and ESPN2 will be offered July 29-Aug. 1. X Games 16 coverage will also be delivered on ESPN’s X Center, ESPN International, ESPN Classic, ESPN.com/action.
Media Contact: Katie Moses Swope, 310-642-1507; [email protected]
Ticket / Marketing Contact: Amy Lupo, 860-766-7362 ; [email protected]