US Bank Stadium will host Super Bowl LII in February of 2018, and the 2019 Final Four. But before then, the city of Minneapolis, with the new stadium as the main backdrop, will host the US X Games in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 edition will take place from July 13-16 in 2017 and July 19-22 in 2018.

We are thrilled to bring the X Games to Minneapolis next July,” said Tim Reed, vice president, ESPN X Games. “We believe that teaming up with the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA), SMG and Meet Minneapolis and the truly impressive new, state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium will provide an extraordinary opportunity to grow the X Games in a new region of the country and in a city that’s quickly becoming recognized as a premier sports and entertainment destination.  It was a very competitive bid process and we feel privileged to have had such great interest and thank the multiple cities that participated in the process. Ultimately, the combination of resources, support, fit and passion from the Minneapolis team brought us here and we couldn’t be happier.”

The US host of the Summer X Games for the past three editions has been Austin, Texas, and before then Los Angeles hosted the X Games from 2003 to 2013.

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