ESPN X Games Could Call Austin Home Beyond 2017

According to X Games Senior Vice President, Scott Guglielmino, the reason for moving the Summer X Games to Austin was to turn it into a festival.  If the growth is significant enough over the next few years they may extend their stay in Austin and at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for a long time.  Austin competed with other cities such as Chicago, Detroit, and Charlotte, however because of the amenities that COTA has to offer and the fact that Austin’s musical offerings are a big draw, Austin easily won the bid.

Estimated economic impact of the X Games in Austin is over $50 million each year.

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