X Games makes Minneapolis debut
Minneapolis is gearing up for a megadose of extreme sports. The city is hosting the X Games July 13-16 at U.S. Bank Stadium with additional events taking place at the stadium’s plazas, The Commons and Mall of America.
A premier action sports event with some of the best athletes in the world competing to win bronze, silver and gold medals along with prize money, the X Games is making its Midwest debut with four days full of BMX, skateboarding and motocross competitions. The event also includes X Fest, an interactive festival with entertainment, games, attractions, food and other activities for all ages.
U.S. Bank Stadium will host a majority of the events, with the exception of the Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing, which will be held July 13 at Mall of America. Tickets for X Games events at U.S. Bank Stadium start at $20 (general admission) and can be purchased online. July 13’s BMX and skateboard “vert” events on the stadium’s plazas are free.
The Commons stage, located outside U.S. Bank Stadium, will host ticketed concerts featuring A Day to Remember Friday, July 14; Flume Saturday, July 15 and Atmosphere Sunday, July 16. Concerts Friday and Saturday nights will run 10:45 p.m.-midnight and Sunday from 5:30-6:45 p.m.
X Game hours:
Thursday, July 13
4-7 p.m. (free)
Medtronic and Downtown East plazas
Friday, July 14
Noon-10:30 p.m., U.S. Bank Stadium
A Day to Remember, 10:45 p.m.-midnight, The Commons
Saturday, July 15
10 a.m.-10 p.m., U.S. Bank Stadium
Flume, 10:45 p.m.-midnight, The Commons
Sunday, July 16
10 a.m.-5 p.m., U.S. Bank Stadium
Atmosphere, 5:30-6:45 p.m., The Commons
Due to the X Games there will be road closures near U.S. Bank Stadium.
Published Jun 27, 2017