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New? Extreme? We’ve Got Both This Summer

This summer experience US Bank Stadium like never before when the X Games come to town!

People skateboarding on bridge near downtown Minneapolis


ESPN and X Games fans from all over the world will descend on Minneapolis to enjoy four days of extreme sports action. It’s a chance to see some of the most exciting and daring tricks, flips, and beyond, all while showing off our great state!


This high energy event will have participants competing for bronze, silver and gold in skateboarding, Motocross, BMX and more. You might even see history being made. This competition showcased Tony Hawk’s 900 in skateboarding, Travis Pastrana’s double backflip in freestyle motocross, and plenty of others. All of it is guaranteed to keep you entertained throughout the four days. It will be fun for all ages, locals, and visitors! 


If all of that wasn’t good enough (but it’s more than) throughout the X Games, there will be plenty of music and other activities for fans to take part in. You’ll be able to buy tickets by the day or in packages, depending on what you want to do. They’ll go on sale in early 2017, so make sure to get yours. You will not want to miss this! 


Since its inaugural event in 1997, the X Games now draws anywhere from 100,000 to 160,000 spectators. This means a projected economic impact of $100 million each year the event takes place in Minneapolis! Fortunately, we’ll be able to enjoy this event for not just one, but two years. US Bank Stadium will be home to the summer X Games for 2017 and 2018. 


f you are planning to attend (we definitely are) you’ll want to make sure you start thinking about your hotel accommodations and any other activities you might want to do, right now. Minneapolis Northwest has plenty of amazing hotels to choose from and we’re just a short drive to the stadium. We’d love to make recommendations or help you put together an itinerary for your stay. Let Minneapolis Northwest help make your X Games experience even more memorable than it already promises to be!