ESPN Announces 2010 X Games To Take Over Staples Center And Downtown LA Beginning July 29th

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X Games 2010 Takes Over Downtown LA July 29th. Photo: JB Brookman

From ESPN:

Together with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and the Los Angeles Coliseum – will celebrate its 16thannual action sports event, the X Games, entirely downtown between STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre, the Los Angeles Coliseum and L.A. LIVE. The 2010 event will mark the seventh consecutive year that the X Games will take place in Los Angeles.  Thirty-one hours of live X Games programming on ESPN and ESPN2 – all in high definition – will be aired July 29 through August 1, as well as on ESPN International,\action, ESPN Classic,, and SportsCenter.

“It has been seven years since we first had X Games events at the Los Angeles Coliseum, and ESPN couldn’t be more thrilled to be returning this year with several of our sports,” said Jack Wienert, ESPN executive director, X Games Event Management. “As the X Games franchise continues to grow, we are proud and excited about our continued great relationship with AEG as we expand our presence this year downtown at STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE.”

Lee Zeidman, STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre and L.A. LIVE Sr. Vice President & General Manager, said: “STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre, L.A. LIVE and AEG are incredibly excited to expand our partnership with ESPN and the X Games in downtown Los Angeles. The ability to activate the entire L.A. LIVE campus for four days with non stop X Games events is something that everyone is really looking forward to this summer, and X Games 16 will undoubtedly be an experience fans will not want to miss.”

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Skateboarder Tony Alva At ESPN's X Games 2009. Photo: JB Brookman

“We couldn’t be more excited to have the X Games back at the Coliseum,” said Pat Lynch, general manager for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena.  “As the original home to the precursor of the X Games, the original motocross, we truly appreciate and love showcasing this world-class action sports event.”

The following are the various sport disciplines and locations for X Games 16:

STAPLES Center Moto X Speed & Style

Moto X Step Up

Moto X Best Whip

Moto X Best Trick

L.A. LIVE Event Deck BMX Park

BMX Street

SKB Park

SKB Park Legends

SKB Street (M & W)

Nokia Theatre BMX Vert

SKB Vert (M, W, & Amateurs)

SKB Vert Best Trick

LA Coliseum Moto X Freestyle

Super X (M, W, & Adaptive)

Rally Car Racing

BMX Big Air

SKB Big Air

SKB Big Air Rail Jam


Last year, X Games 15 was ESPN’s most-watched in history. ESPN increased its X Games coverage to almost ten hours, compared to six and seven in the previous two years. Overall, X Games 15 averaged a 1.0 rating on ESPN, making it the most-viewed X Games ever among viewers. This year, there will be a 14-hour increase to the broadcast, including four hours of coverage on SportsCenter.

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ESPN's Sal Masekela, The Host Of The X Games At Staples Center, Los Angeles. Photo: JB Brookman

Tickets for X Games 16 will be available for purchase June 24 at all Ticketmaster locations and the box offices at STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre.

For X Games media information, including press releases, logos and additional images from past events, log on to For general information and updated athlete lists, log on to Follow the X Games on Twitter at

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ESPN X Games 2010 In Downtown Los Angeles July 29- August 1. Photo: JB Brookman


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