X Games Minneapolis 2019: Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN IS X GAMES MINNEAPOLIS 2019 HAPPENING?
X Games Minneapolis 2019 is August 1 - 4.
WHAT IS THE X GAMES?
X Games Minneapolis 2019, presented by ESPN, is the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games. Take four days of the best action sports competitions in the world featuring skateboarding, BMX and motocross, mix with a generous dose of some of the most diverse and influential music acts around today, and zero in on the heart of Minneapolis. All of the action will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Minnesota Vikings), Medtronic Plaza and The Armory.
HOW DO I GET SOCIAL WITH #XGAMES?
X Games (@xgames) is available to follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Hashtag for X Games is: #XGAMES. Have an event-specific question? Send it our way at xgamesinfo (at) espn.com.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
METRO TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL: We encourage all guests to take the Metro Transit as opposed to driving. The train runs right to the front doors of U.S. Bank Stadium. Purchase a 24-hour pass at metrotransit.org.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP AREAS
ADA Dropoff: 10th Ave between 6th and 7th Street
Rideshare: 9th Ave between 6th and 7th Street
Limos: 9th Ave between 6th and 7th Street
Taxis: Park Ave between 4th and 6th Street
DOES MINNEAPOLIS HAVE BIKE SHARING?
Yes, NiceRide Minnesota has everything you need to do to get a bike and safely cruise the city in style.
IS THERE AN X GAMES APP?
Check back! The 2019 X Games Minneapolis app is under construction.
WHERE IS THE SCHEDULE FOR X GAMES MINNEAPOLIS?
The full competition schedule is available here. Please note practices are not open to the public.
HOW CAN I WATCH X GAMES MINNEAPOLIS?
X Games Minneapolis 2019 will be broadcast live on ABC and ESPN, and some live portions are streamed on X Games YouTube channel.
CAN I JUST WATCH THE CONCERTS ONLINE?
At this time there are no plans to stream the concerts. However you can catch special TV performances and appearances from various artists during the four days of live television, on ESPN and ABC as well as the post event recap shows on the "World of X Games" on ABC in the following weeks.
HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS?
Tickets for X Games Minneapolis 2019 are available here and on-site at U.S. Bank Stadium box office. Don't forget: On Thursday, August 1 from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., admission into X Fest is FREE to the public. Join in the X Fest fun and watch your favorite athletes compete in Moto X Step Up!
HOW CAN I TRAVEL TO X GAMES?
Looking for somewhere to stay in Minneapolis? Click here to view the Official X Games Travel Packages including tickets, XIP Lounge Passes, athlete meet & greets and more!
WHAT'S A REALLY COOL INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO GET TO KNOW MINNEAPOLIS?
Check out MeetMinneapolis. The official convention and visitors association app for Minneapolis.
WHERE CAN I WATCH MORE ACTION SPORTS?
Check out "World of X Games," a weekly TV show on ABC featuring a variety of X Games and athlete-focused content. The series is home to multiple action sports events, and profiles iconic action sports figures as well as athlete and artist highlights, event previews and recaps around X Games Aspen, Shanghai, Norway and Minneapolis.
WHAT IS SHRED HATE?
Ten million students are bullied each year in the U.S. X Games and ESPN launched Shred Hate, an initiative to end bullying in schools. Want to help us Shred Hate and spread kindness? Learn more about ways to join the fight and end bullying on xgames.com/shredhate.
IS THERE A WINTER X GAMES EVENT?
Yes! Aspen will once again host X Games January 23 - 26, 2020, bringing fans the world's best athletes to compete in SuperPipe, Slopestyle, Big Air, Snow Bikes and Snowmobile competitions. In addition, the top musical acts will perform at Buttermilk Mountain in the heart of Aspen, Colorado. Don't miss a minute of the X Games Aspen action, with live event coverage on ESPN and ABC and streaming live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.
WHERE CAN I GET X GAMES MERCHANDISE?
Check X Games Merchandise or on site during event days in the X Fest area.
CAN I TAILGATE?
Tailgating is not permitted at U.S. Bank Stadium or The Armory during X Games event days.
WHAT CAN & CAN'T I BRING TO X GAMES?
All persons/bags are subject to search at all times, on or in the parking lots, shuttles, U.S. Bank Stadium and The Armory properties.
ALLOWED AT X GAMES:
Small bags, sunscreen, factory-sealed water bottles, service dogs with paperwork. Empty water containers are permitted into the venue and can be filled at water dispensers inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
NOT ALLOWED AT X GAMES:
Large bags, costume weapons, weapons, alcohol or alcoholic beverages of any kind, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana or drugs of any kinds, coolers, drones, umbrellas, folding chairs, laser lights, noisemakers, pets, selfie sticks, sticks or poles for flags/banners, posters/banners larger than 11 x 17.
EXIT AND RE-ENTRY
X Games four and three Day pass holders will be allowed re-entry throughout the weekend. X Games single-day pass holders will be allowed re-entry for their day of purchase only. There is no re-entry into the music venue.
A specifically dedicated ADA Pick-Up/Drop-Off zone is available during events at U.S. Bank Stadium. The designated ADA Pick-Up/ Drop-Off zone is located on 10th Avenue South, between 6th Street South and 7th Street South.
For questions regarding our ADA Pick-Up/Drop-Off location for events, please call the U.S. Bank Stadium Guest Services Hotline at 612-777-8777. U.S. Bank Stadium has wheelchair/limited mobility and companion seating with enhanced sight lines on all levels. Complimentary wheelchair escorts are available from the main entrance Guest Services tent in X Fest.
Upon arrival, guests may request an escort by locating the nearest X Games Guest Services Representative. The service is available to and from the entry gates and seating areas. Please be aware that our staff and wheelchair will not remain with you during the event. Guests that require additional assistance are encouraged to contact our mobility assistance team by email at mobilityservices (at) usbankstadium.com. U.S. Bank Stadium is equipped with power-assisted doors at all stadium entrances.
All Times listed are local Central time. All information is subject to change.