X Games Minneapolis Media Orientation & Preview Event July 10 at U.S. Bank Stadium

X Games

X Games Minneapolis Media Orientation & Preview Event July 10 at U.S. Bank Stadium


WHAT:             Please join media relations representatives from ESPN and U.S. Bank Stadium for an important X Games media orientation and course preview event. The event will provide tips and info about covering the X Games, credential access, available resources and more.


Immediately following the event, media will be provided with a preview of the courses in and around U.S. Bank Stadium. X Games representatives and course builders will be available for interviews. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be provided.


WHEN:             Monday, July 10 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


WHERE:           U.S. Bank Stadium – Thompson Reuters Press Level (media catering area)

The Sid Hartman Media Entrance is located on the southeast side of the stadium near 11th Avenue South. Please find the media entrance door next to the gated parking lot just south of the Verizon Gate. Media will then proceed to the elevators and make their way to the Thompson Reuters Press Level on the 3rd floor.


WHO:               Key staff assigned to produce editorial news coverage of the inaugural X Games Minneapolis event should attend the orientation session. All are welcome to cover the preview day.

MORE:             During this informative media orientation session, X Games Communications staff will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of X Games Minneapolis venue maps (U.S. Bank Stadium, The Commons and Mall of America)
  • Review X Games Minneapolis competition and music schedules
  • Review media accreditation policies and credential pick up information
  • Media Center schedule (including media work space and catering)
  • X Games Minneapolis 101:
    • Overview of action sports disciplines
    • How to gather key content (Media zones, athlete interviews, photo pits, video restrictions, etc.)
    • X Games Minneapolis key athletes to watch


HOTEL:           Discounted media accommodations for X Games Minneapolis are available to book at X Games Media Block Embassy Suites.

Grace Coryell

Based out of the LAPC in Los Angeles, Calif., Grace Coryell is manager of communications focusing on X Games and West Coast PR. A native Angelino, Coryell attended the University of Southern California and began working at ESPN in 2008.
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