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Help Bring The X Games To Austin

Help Bring The X Games To Austin
Posted May 21st, 2013 @ 8:41am
Austin was selected as one of four finalists to host the 2014 X Games. Check out how you could help bring the X Games to Austin!

Circuit of The Americas is encouraging sports and entertainment fans around the region to show their support for the City of Austin’s bid to land the summer edition of the ESPN X Games beginning in 2014 by joining the online campaign to bring the X Games to the heart of Texas.

"Showing feverish fan support is an important part of landing the X Games, and the three cities Austin is competing against are going all out to show how much they want to win this spectacular event," said Paul Thornton, who has led recruitment efforts on behalf of Austin and Circuit of The Americas, which would serve as primary host for the multi-day event. "We are encouraging X Games fans everywhere to join the online campaign through the X Games Austin official website, Facebook and Twitter pages and by using their own social media channels to get the word out. Every post, comment, ‘Like’, and tweet will help show ESPN that Austin means business and is the perfect city to host the summer version of the X Games for the next three years."

Fans can show support by doing the following:

  • Visit the official X Games Austin website,, to sign up for updates, connect to social media and play “Fan-fueled” games and contests to win points that can be redeemed for cool prizes;
  • Join the conversation happening daily and share posts on the X Games Austin official Facebook page,; and
  • Follow and re-tweet comments from the official Twitter page, (hashtag: #xgamesaustin), and follow the discussion through social channels.

Additionally, local media outlets can help the cause by posting links to the X Games Austin official website, Facebook and Twitter pages on their respective websites and social media pages.

The City of Austin is one of four finalists, including Charlotte, N.C., Chicago and Detroit, in contention to host the summer version of the X Games. ESPN will conduct a site visit in Austin the week of June 3 and announce the new host city later this summer.

Circuit of The Americas is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and is home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX while also hosting MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™, GRAND-AM Road Racing™, American Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships. The Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element is a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings include the Austin360 Amphitheater, an expansive outdoor live music space; an iconic 251-foot, 25-story tower with observation deck; an events and conference center; a banquet hall; and a state-of-the-art medical facility. For more information visit: or

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