FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 16, 2018
During this morning’s opening ceremonies, ESPN and the City of Boise announced that an agreement has been reached for Rhodes Skate Park to host the Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier through 2019.
“The fan response from the City of Boise was overwhelming in 2017,” said Ryan McGuinness, director of event development, X Games. “The event and team at Boise Parks and Recreation provides an incredible fan experience, and we look forward to building on that this year and in 2019.”
“The X Games’ return is an exciting endorsement of what Boise has to offer,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter. “The dynamic nature of our city, especially our active outdoor culture, is a fantastic match for this event. We look forward to our city again being in the spotlight and creating an even better atmosphere for these exciting X Games athletes and spectators.”
Welcoming over 10,000 fans in its inaugural year, the Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier expanded the event in 2018 to include Harley-Davidson Hooligan Racing at CenturyLink Arena, in addition to the three Park events at Rhodes Skate Park. More than 125 athletes are invited to qualify to compete for their invitation to X Games Minneapolis.
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