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.