X Games Minneapolis 2017: Venue Hours, Parking and Transportation
X GAMES VENUE HOURS AT U.S. BANK STADIUM
Full competition and broadcast schedule is located here. Please note that practices are not open to the public. The venue will be open to guests and spectators during the following dates and times:
Thursday, July 13 (Stadium closed)
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. X Fest & Vert Competition @ Medtronic Plaza and Downtown East Plaza
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Flat Track @ Mall of America (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
Friday, July 14: 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m
Sunday, July 16: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
X Games Minneapolis 2017 will showcase X Fest, a four-day interactive festival offering sponsor activations, entertainment, games, attractions, food and other activities for all ages. Located throughout the main entrance steps to the U.S. Bank Stadium X Fest will also include live music, athlete autograph signings, interactive games, giveaways and much more.
X FEST HOURS
Thursday, July 13: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 14: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 15: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 16: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
X FEST STAGE
The X Fest Stage will showcase live entertainment during all four days of X Fest with amazing DJ's, exciting bands and daily giveaways of incredible prizes. Artists playing the stage include:
DJ Shannon Blowtorch: Sitting as the resident DJ of the X Games weekend, she is a Minneapolis local and award-winning DJ.
DJ Livia & DJ Precious: At nine and 10 years old, they're part of the Monster Kids Crew out of Chicago. Known for their tribute sets to rap legends, they'll be on the X Fest stage both Saturday and Sunday.
TJ Mizell: Son of Jam Master Jay and currently the touring DJ for A$AP Ferg.
Red Baraat: A pioneering multi-cultural group from Brooklyn famously dubbed "the best party band in years" by NPR
The Flavor Savers: Having opened for international touring acts - including John Oates and Usher - the Flavor Savers are the hottest sketch comedy electro-rap dance group, having performed for thousands across North America, including Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival.
White Reaper: Straight down the middle rock n' roll from Kentucky, White Reaper recently played Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival.
Drawing from the deep pool of Twin Cities talent, X Games has teamed up with the several visual artists who will be bringing their skills to X Games Minneapolis with live painting executions and large scale installations.
Minneapolis local, Hot Tea, will install some of his signature fence panels as well as an eight-foot steel and yarn installation created just for X Games.
Local artist Mark Rivard will showcase a student skateboard art gallery and interactive skateboard art studio, where visitors can create their own board designs with Mark and his Rivard Art team.
Located at the main entry of the music venue, the City of Minneapolis-sponsored Creative City Challenge will showcase an impressive installation featuring "Orbacles" by Minn_Labb -- designed to inform visitors of the effects of climate change on bird species and activate the senses through sound, smell and water.
X Games' bi-annual action sports photography contest, World of X Games Presents ZOOM, will be back at X Games Minneapolis with its signature lightbox installations of the six finalist photographs.
SOUR PUNCH NEXT X PARKS
Fans can aim to be the next X Games superstar by trying out one of the professionally-designed Skateboard Street and BMX Park interactive courses or the Skateboard Pump Track. Sour Punch Next X Parks will also feature daily pro athlete demos on the vert ramp, along with the opportunity to "learn how-to vert" for kids of all ages.
FACEIT X GAMES ROCKET LEAGUE INVITATIONAL
FACEIT, the leading online competitive gaming platform, has teamed up with ESPN X Games to present the FACEIT X Games Rocket League Invitational - a new esports competition taking place within X Fest. Competitors will battle in heated rounds of Rocket League, a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and driving, to vie for a $75,000 prize pool. The FACEIT X Games Rocket League invitational will take place July 14-16 and will be streamed live on ESPN3 and additional platforms. More information on the tournament format and teams participating will be announced in the near future.
X GAMES MUSIC at Commons Park at U.S. Bank Stadium
Ticketed X Games Music performers include: (in chronological order), A Day to Remember, Atmosphere and Flume. They will be performing live at the Commons Park outside U.S. Bank Stadium as part of the fully interactive music festival experience. Tickets are required to attend X Games and can be purchased in advance at xgames.com/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the box office located at U.S. Bank Stadium main entrance (based on availability). Concerts are rain or shine. Concessions will be available for purchase on-site at an additional cost. ADA seating is available in the music venue. Wheelchair escorts are available from any Guest Services tent and can help assist you to the designated ADA seating area. No re-entry.
X GAMES CONCERT SCHEDULE
Friday, July 14: 10:45 p.m. A Day to Remember
Saturday, July 15: 10:45 p.m. Flume
Sunday, July 16: 5:30 p.m. Atmosphere
MUSIC VENUE HOURS
Ticket holders will only be allowed in the concert venue during these designated hours.
Friday, July 14: 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 15: 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m
Sunday, July 16: 4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m
U.S. Bank Stadium BOX OFFICE HOURS
Box office will open one week prior to X Games, July, 5-12, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 13, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 14, 11:00 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Denison Parking has parking ramps nearby U.S. Bank Stadium. The Mills Fleet Farm Parking Ramp (740 S. 4th Street) has convenient skyway access to the stadium. Fans who park at Mills Fleet Farm Parking Ramp (740 S. 4th Street) or at 425 Park Avenue Ramp will receive a free limited edition X Games poster while supplies last.
METRO TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL
X Games encourages all guests to take the Metro as opposed to driving. The train runs right to U.S. Bank Stadium, as well as Mall of America. Purchase a 24 hour pass here.
MALL OF AMERICA (Flat Track, Thurs., July 12, 8 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
Flat Track will take place on Thursday, July 12 at the East Lot off of 24th Avenue at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The METRO Blue Line connects downtown Minneapolis with the airport and Mall of America. Tickets are required for entry and available at XGames.com.
Spectator event parking will be available for the Flat Track event only and is located at the East Ramp of Mall of America. Spectators should access the venue via 24th Ave. & 82nd Street.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP AREA
- ADA Drop Off: 10th Avenue
- Ride Share: 9th Avenue
- Limos: 9th Avenue (Bigger question: Are you really going to take a limo to the X Games?)