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May 22, 2014

X Games Takes Over Downtown Austin On June 5

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Celebrating 20 years of X Games, ESPN will bring all the action to fans in downtown Austin on Thursday, June 5 to kick off the inaugural event in front of the iconic State Capitol building. Fans can get up close to the action with free admission to the Skateboard and BMX Vert competitions. The Vert ramp will be located at the intersection of 10th Street and Congress Ave in front of the Texas State Capitol building.

Starting that day and through Sunday, June 8, 20 hours of live X Games action will be aired on ESPN and ABC, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN and WatchABC to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.  An additional 7.5 hours of competition will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including, X Games apps, X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more.

After X Games demos around the world in 2013, Tony Hawk & Friends will bring the show to Austin for a 30-minute demo before the BMX and Skateboard Vert finals. In addition to Hawk, the demo will include Skateboard and BMX legends and current athletes, including Mat Hoffman, Neal Hendrix, Kevin Robinson, Kevin Staab, Elliot Sloan, Alex Perelson and more.

Following the competitions, X Games and Myspace will kick off three days of concerts with Myspace Presents: Holy Ghost! hosted by Dos Equis– a free show at Austin’s famed ACL Live at Moody Theater venue. The show will mark the beginning of all X Games Music performances running June 6–8, streaming live on Myspace hosted by Dos Equis. Myspace’s return to X Games MUSIC follows the live streaming of all four X Games Aspen 2014 shows. The live music webcast will also be distributed on, the X Games Facebook page and the X Games Livestream Channel.

Click here to RSVP for the Myspace Presents: Holy Ghost! show. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Access is first-come, first-served until venue reaches capacity.  

The following is the schedule of events in downtown Austin on June 5 (all times local CT):

5 p.m.  Tony Hawk & Friends Demo

6:30 p.m.  Skateboard Vert Round One

8 p.m.  BMX Vert Final

9 p.m.  Skateboard Vert Final

10 p.m.  Myspace Presents: Holy Ghost!

Additional information on all X Games Austin 2014 events will be forthcoming on and for fans, or on for media only.

Media Contacts:          

Grace Coryell,ESPN Communications, 310-291-0663; [email protected]

Danny Chi, ESPN Communications, 310-642-1509; [email protected]

Julie Loignon, Circuit of the Americas, 512-655-6251; [email protected]

Ali Putnam, Circuit of the Americas, 512-655-6258; ali.putnam@harlow

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