X Games Sydney about to land at Sydney Showground

By Sydney Showground, 17 October, 2018

The action sports phenomenon that is X Games is about to thrill Sydney Showground’s Spotless Stadium.

From this Friday, October 19 until Sunday, October 21, adrenalin-charged athletes from around the world will compete in the high energy disciplines of Moto X, BMX and Skateboarding and for specially-struck X Games Sydney Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, as well as cash prizes.

X Games is also famous for attracting internationally renowned music acts and DJs and X Games Sydney will be no exception, headlining the award-winning Aussies acts 360 and The Avalanches (DJ set).

General Manager, Sydney Showground Peter Thorpe says the arrival of X Games Sydney is another feather in the cap for the Sydney Olympic Park-based team and Sydney more widely;

“We have been in talks and negotiations for years about having the ESPN-owned X Games come to Sydney Showground and it has finally arrived,” Peter Thorpe said.

“We are thrilled about the prospect of hosting X Games Sydney – It is an exciting brand proven over more than 20 years and for Sydney, in particular Spotless Stadium, to be the first in Australia to stage it says a lot about our reputation for attracting big ticket events and doing them in style,” Peter Thorpe said.

Much has been done in preparation for hosting X Games Sydney, including transporting 6,500 tonnes of earth which is currently being used to construct the “FMX and BMX” jumps in Spotless Stadium.

The constant rain of the past week has required a “herculean” effort from the X Games & Sydney Showground construction teams.

Tickets for X Games Sydney can be purchased www.ticketek.com.au/xgames

Source: Sydney Showground