Summer X Games will be hosted by Minneapolis 2017 and 2018


Action sports fans got a treat today as the X Games announced that it is coming to Minneapolis in 2017 and 2018 for it's summer games.

"It is anticipated that X Games Minneapolis will see the majority of the competition hosted at U.S. Bank Stadium, at both the indoor stadium and the adjacent Medtronic Plaza and Downtown East Commons," a press release from the X Games says.

"We're hip and we know it, but not everyone does. That's now going to change," said Minneapolis City Council member Jacob Frey.

The 2017 X Games are set for July 13-16 with the 2018 dates locked in for July 19-22.

According to KARE 11, the X Games should bring an economic impact of about $42 million to Minneapolis each year.

X Games sports include skateboarding, motocross and BMX. Here's a look at the specific events held in Austin, Texas earlier this year.

  • Skateboard Street
  • Skateboard Big Air
  • Skateboard Vert
  • Skateboard Park
  • Big Air Doubles
  • BMX Vert
  • BMX Park
  • BMX Street
  • BMX Big Air
  • BMX Dirt
  • Moto X Freestyle
  • Moto X Quarterpipe
  • Moto X Best Whip
  • Moto X Best Trick
  • Harley Davidson Flat Track Racing

Minnesota native Ryan Dungey is one of the best summer X Games athletes on the dirt bike. The Belle Plaine native took home the ESPY for Best Action Sports Athlete on July 13.

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