Since starting in 1995, the X Games have grown from a niche interest into a popular professional sporting event. ESPN hosts both the summer and winter X Games, which are held in different locations, every year. The summer edition of the competition includes the biggest warm-weather extreme sports, including skateboarding, BMX and Moto X. For 2020, the Summer X Games will be back in Minneapolis for the fourth consecutive year. There will be 26 competitions that take place between July 16 and July 19. Throughout the week, thousands of fans will watch their favorite extreme sports athletes compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals, but that's not all. Attendees can get access to concerts, food and lots of energy drinks.
For fans, the X Games are like an annual festival. They'll have time to meet up with the famous athletes of each event. Furthermore, there will be various musical performances and gaming demos each day. Fans can expect to hear nonstop live music and be offered plenty of energy drinks. While the 2020 performance lineup has not been announced, past X Games have featured alternative rock, metal, rap and dance artists. The 2019 lineup included Incubus, Wu-Tang Clan and Diplo.
The event will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The stadium, home to the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, is in the city's vibrant downtown area. The full address is:
U.S. Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
The 2020 Summer X Games schedule has yet to be announced. You can expect the 26 competitions to be spread out throughout the four-day event. To learn more about the schedule, check back with the Summer X Games Minneapolis website regularly.
While there are no RV parks set up for the Summer X Games, it's still a popular road trip destination for RVers. RVshare will give you an opportunity to rent out an RV from any available location across the country. When you get to Minneapolis, you'll find several great campgrounds just outside city limits. Most of the best local RV parks are about 25 miles (about 30 minutes driving distance) from the stadium.
As previously mentioned, there are no camping sites or camping services at U.S. Bank Stadium. However, there are many campgrounds in the Greater Minneapolis area. Some popular options include Town & Country RV Park in Savage, MN, Chain of Lakes Rice Creek Campground in Centerville, MN, and Minneapolis Northwest KOA in Maple Grove, MN.
Many hotels are within 10 miles of U.S. Bank Stadium. Most offer free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. Holiday Inn, Best Western and Ramada are a few well-known chain hotels that are closer to the stadium. Check out the available hotels in the area here.
The easiest way to get to the event is by public bus or light rail. Those options can take you straight to the front door of the event.
If you’re planning on flying to Minnesota, know that the airport is roughly 15 miles away from U.S. Bank Stadium.
To get from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to U.S. Bank Stadium, drive northwest on MN-5 E. From Glumack Drive, take MN-55 W/Hwy 55 W/Hiawatha Avenue to S. 7th Street in Minneapolis. You'll then continue on S. 7th Street. Drive to South 6th Street where you'll be able to access U.S. Bank Stadium. It will take about 20 minutes to arrive at your destination, depending on traffic.
General parking will be free. There are over 20,000 parking spaces at U.S. Bank Stadium. The parking spaces will be available for six hours before the event and two hours after the event. Accessible parking is available as well. There will be staff members directing all drivers to the parking spaces. Be aware that staff members inspect all vehicles before parking.
There are parking spaces available for RVs. Depending on the size of the RV, you may have to take up more than one parking spot. Regardless of how many parking spots your RV takes, the staff won't charge you.
There are two options that will allow you to get tickets. No refunds or exchanges are allowed.
Several online services, such as Ticketmaster, StubHub and Front Gate Tickets, sell tickets for the Summer X Games. Once tickets are available, submit your payment information after selecting your dates and available seating options.
You can also buy your tickets at the ticket office at U.S. Bank Stadium. The tickets will only be available for a limited amount of time. You must buy your tickets during the office’s open hours.
The cost of the tickets isn't available yet. Stay tuned by checking the X Games social media accounts and website for pricing info.
RVshare wants to make sure that all families and friends enjoy their vacations in style. When you’re traveling to the Summer X Games, driving an RV will allow you to explore the city. You can explore the Twin Cities before and after the games. While you're there, be sure to take lots of pictures. Send your coolest pics to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. When you share your pictures on social media, don’t forget to tag RVshare. If you do this, the site could feature your trip on either social media or a blog.
Check out @XGames and @USBankStadium on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event updates.