Austin wins bid to host summer X Games!
Posted 7/17/2013 11:51:00 AM

Our fair city has been selected to host one of six stops on the Global X Games circuit for the next four years, ESPN announced Wednesday.

Austin was chosen out of four finalists and will replace longtime host Los Angeles, which will step down as the host city later this month after 11 years in the summer spotlight. Austin's inaugural X Games are set to take place May 15-18, 2014 at Circuit of the Americas. Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte, N.C., also were in the running to replace L.A.

Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell said in a statement: "The X Games celebrate fitness, courage and individuality -- traits greatly valued by our community -- and we look forward to showing the world all of the wonderful things Austin has to offer."

More info at ESPN.com.

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