The news comes just two months after ESPN revealed that it chose Minneapolis to host the the 2017 and 2018 translation of the event following a three-year residency in Austin, Texas .
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While the bid publish might come as a bite of a shock to spectators in Minneapolis, it gives fans a find to dream about what cities they ’ d like to see the festival travel to after its stay in the City of Lakes.
And so, in the spirit of wholly baseless predictions and baseless hopes, here are the cities we ’ d love to see host the 2019 and 2020 X Games .
There may not be city in America better suited to host the X Games than San Diego.
There may not be city in America well suited to host the X Games than San Diego. America ’ randomness Finest City has already proven it can be successful as the Summer X Games home infrastructure, having hosted the games in 1997 and 1998 .
Its close proximity to action sports havens like Temecula and Carlsbad means it will have no issue providing a sports fan base, and seeing that the Olympics are now including browse, if the X Games decide to do the same, San Diego County offers countless worthy surf venues .
The fact that Portland hasn’t yet hosted an X Games is pretty wild.
The fact that Portland hasn ’ thymine yet hosted an adam Games is pretty wild. The city is a skateboarding hotbed, having embraced the sport for a long time while many other cities have excellently shunned skaters .
The city plays home to Burnside Skatepark, one of the most iconic skate locales in the entire U.S., which was built by skateboarders under a bridge without the city ’ s permission in 1990 before being formally endorsed by the city in 1993 .
And, in 2008 Portland adopted a citywide skatepark organization design to construct 19 raw parks .
Plus, it ’ south one of the best beer cities in the earth, and home to a thriving food fit, so the entertainment options for visitors would be endless .
to host the 2017 and 2018 Summer X Games before ESPN settled on Minneapolis, so why not show the country’s third largest city some love and let it host?
Chicago was reportedly in the running to host the 2017 and 2018 Summer X Games before ESPN settled on Minneapolis, so why not show the country’s third largest city some love and let it host? RELATED: An outdoor lover’s guide to Chicago
A short glance at the history of the X Games shows that it has never been hosted in the Midwest, meaning Chicago offers ESPN a find to impress a new market.
The Windy City has already shown it can produce top-level carry through sports athletes like skateboarder Chaz Ortiz, and while it might be known for its cold winters, the shores of Lake Michigan can be celestial in the summer months .
Denver, realistically, should have already hosted a Summer X Games.
Denver, realistically, should have already hosted a Summer X Games. The city — and Colorado as a whole — has played an integral function in the history of multiple action sports from mountain bicycle to snowboarding, and is presently the fastest-growing large city in the area, meaning the city won ’ t struggle with attendance numbers .
Denver besides gives the X Games an opportunity to continue its tradition of introducing new sports to the equation ( remember skysurfing ? ) by allowing the X Games to capitalize on the growing downhill skateboarding movement .
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Colorado is home to some of the best declivitous skateboarding roads in the world, and would help ESPN seamlessly integrate the sport into its Summer X Games roll .
unfortunately, given the fact that the Winter X Games have already found a long-run home in Aspen, the chances of another city in Colorado being awarded the Summer X Games seem pretty slender .
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