ESPN's X Games will be held in Minneapolis in 2017 and 2018, with many of the events being held in the Minnesota Vikings' glittering new stadium, the network announced Wednesday.
"We're definitely pumped," X Games vice president Tim Reed said. He cited the "young, vibrant aspect" of Minneapolis and the support of the city and state for the bid. He called the new, $1.1 billion stadium that opens this summer "a beautiful building."
Reed also cited the new U.S. Bank Stadium's huge video boards and the common areas that can stage musical acts. Metallica and blink-182 have performed at previous X Games.
Competitions include skateboarding,...