Organized by ESPN, the annual X Games has showcased the best in extreme sports since 1995, and has been held in Los Angeles since 2001. Normally scheduled in July or August, the X Games features a number of motocross... ... read more
Organized by ESPN, the annual X Games has showcased the best in extreme sports since 1995, and has been held in Los Angeles since 2001.
Normally scheduled in July or August, the X Games features a number of motocross, skateboarding, car racing, and BMX events, with competitors vying for bronze, silver, and gold in each category.
Historically, the X Games has been a place for elite athletes to showcase their latest tricks. Tony Hawk pulled his ridiculous 900-degree aerial spin during the games and Travis Pastrana executed a double backflip in freestyle motocross (without executing himself), while Heath Frisby landed the first-ever snowmobile front flip during one of the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.
X Games is held at locations all over Los Angeles county, including STAPLES Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center.
Additionally, X Fest takes over LA Live & Irwindale Event Center during the event featuring sponsor and industry booths, music, interactive parks, athlete appearances and more. It is free to the public at L.A. Live and included with your competition ticket at Irwindale.
Tickets for the X Games range from $10–$75 depending on which event you wish to attend.
ESPN broadcasts all of the various competitions, which can make for an action-packed weekend even if you can’t be there in person.
Of course, the chance to see big names like Pastrana, Shaun White, Bob Burnquist, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, and Ryan Nyquist live and in the flesh will be hard for any fan to pass up.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015 ESPN is also hosting X Games events in Barcelona, Munich, and Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil – with winter events taking place in Aspen, CO and Tignes, France in 2014.
Bring the whole family out for a weekend of fun and action!
Tickets are available at www.axs.com/xgames.