X Games News - 2013 X Games Updates
ESPN X Games continues to expand across the Globe. Now a six stop circuit, both the Summer X Games and Winter X Games are held here in the States. Entering 2013, Los Angeles, with Aspen, was one of those cities. But after 11 years, LA has decided that it will no longer host the Summer X Games. Austin, Texas was chosen to replace Los Angeles on the Global X Games circuit. The inaugural X Games Austin will be held May 15-18, 2014.
The Los Angeles X Games
went out in style. Adding a second venue this year at the Irwindale Event Center allowed for the debut of Gymkhana GRID, a racing series inspired by Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos that pits drivers in one-on-one races featuring spins, drifts, and twisting turns. 2013 also marked the year of the return of Moto X Racing. The event was absent from the X Games lineup the past two years.
Last year, ESPN X Games Los Angeles tickets averaged $111. In 2013, tickets to the X Games Los Angeles finale averaged a mere $61 for the Irwindale events which included GoPro BMX Freestyle Big Air, America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air, Ford RallyCross, and Gymkhana GRID and $88 for the X Games events at the Staples Center and at the Event Deck at L.A. Live. We expect Summer X Games Austin tickets to have a similar price tag to those held in downtown. Circuit of The Americas, home to the F1 U.S. Grand Prix
, is a 1600-acre sports and entertainment venue with plenty of room to build.
The Winter X Games may also see a change of location. ESPN is reviewing potential hosts for the January event as its deal with Aspen ends next year.