ESPN Opens Bid Process to Host X Games Summer Event in the United States

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ESPN Opens Bid Process to Host X Games Summer Event in the United States

Final X Games Austin event June 2-5, 2016; Tickets on Sale March 24 at

ESPN is actively engaged with and seeking interested cities in the United States to be the next host of an X Games summer event for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018, showcasing the world’s best action sports athletes, internationally renowned musical acts and one of the most complete youth culture  festival experiences.  X Games has moved locations regularly throughout its history to celebrate and infuse the national and international elements of action sports and youth culture from each city.  Full-scale X Games summer events have been hosted in nine different cities in 20 years.

With the agreement between current summer event partner, Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, concluding in 2016, ESPN is opening the host city bid process to any U.S. city  or commercial entity that meet the event requirements of the X Games. Interested cities can learn more about the request for proposal (RFP) process at

“We’ve been honored to call Austin home of the X Games since 2014 and are proud to have run world-class competitions for athletes, hosted amazing musicians for our fans and sponsors together with the Circuit of The Americas,” said Tim Reed, vice president, X Games.  “We thank COTA, the City of Austin and State of Texas for their support, and look forward to an amazing final X Games Austin event this June.  Looking to the future, we’re enthusiastic to identify the next X Games host city and continuing to improve and bring the franchise to new locations and fans.”

The final X Games event in Austin will take place at Circuit of The Americas from June 2-5, 2016. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning March 24. For more information about X Games Austin, tickets and more, visit


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Danny Chi, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4400, [email protected]

Crystal Yang Edwards, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4401, [email protected]

Grace Coryell, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4402, [email protected]


Crystal Yang Edwards

Based on the West Coast, Crystal Yang is a member of the ESPN Communications team focusing on publicity and event publicity for the X Games Franchise, espnW, LAPC, ESPN Women’s PR and ESPN’s West Coast initiatives. She also supports on other properties including Grantland, ESPYs, the CrossFit Games and the LA2015 Special Olympics. A Southern California native and proud graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Crystal enjoys all facets of a healthy and athletic lifestyle as a surfer and volleyball player, and fitness including pilates, yoga and more.
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