X Games secured at Sydney Olympic Park

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08 Nov 2017

For the first time in the X Games 20 year history, the annual extreme sports event will take place in Australia from 19-21 October 2018 at Sydney Showground, brilliantly showcasing Sydney Olympic Park to a global audience of 50 million viewers.

Produced by Disney’s global satellite sports channel ESPN, the X Games feature skateboard, BMX and Moto X Competitions.

Australian extreme sports athletes hold 138 X Games medals, 45 of which are gold so it makes perfect sense to hold the Games on their home turf. 

The X Games attracts a worldwide television audience and with attendee numbers predicted in the tens of thousands, Olympic Park will come alive with a millennial crowd of sports enthusiasts.

“We’re pleased the hard-work we put in to secure this event will once again present this precinct as the number one sports hub in Sydney, and remind the rest of the country how big we can go”, said Peter Thorpe, General Manager, Sydney Showground.

“Not only is this a big win for us, it is a terrific opportunity to show the absolute diversity of our multi-purpose venue spaces, both indoors and out. And it is an absolute bonus for the competitors that they get to visit the greatest city in the world and enjoy all we have to offer.”

In addition to the extreme sports competitions, X Games Sydney will feature musical performances, art installations and a festival experience. The first ever Australian X Games will have an Australian flavour, showing off Sydney and surrounds in everything from the course design to the medals and the live coverage.

The X Games will be broadcast locally on the Seven network and will benefit from massive cross-promotion opportunities via Seven West Media. 

Sydney Olympic Park Authority has worked with its venue partners to support bidding for the X Games event. The recent announcement of the event secured at Spotless Stadium in 2018 will provide a further opportunity to promote youth action sports and the Park’s Monster action sports facilities.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority congratulates Sydney Showground on this significant event for youth action sports participation in Australia.