X Games Austin Transforms Circuit of the Americas Into Extreme Sport Wonderland

The X Games Austin are just a week away, and the construction for this massive event has been going on for almost three weeks now. Taking advantage of the 1/4 mile-long track, EPSN and the X Games both sent full crews down to Circuit of the Americas to live and work during the construction. Paul Thorton, COTA’s director of events, had this to say:

“Things are progressing really well. It’s a first year event, so, naturally, things keep changing. We’ll get something done and some camera guys will come out and say, “The angle’s not good here,” and we’ll make adjustments and changes,” Thorton said with a laugh. “But it’s all coming into place.”

Interestingly the actual race track has been covered with tarp, along with plywood and steel plates to fully protect it. “Temporary concrete” is used to build venues for the park and street events, and is easily cleaned up after the event.

The overall construction is nearing the end – check below for photos of the Big Air construction!

X Games Austin

Big Air Ramp Construction (Photo credit: JAY JANNER)

X Games Austin

Big Air Ramp Construction (Photo credit: JAY JANNER)

Tickets are still available for the Austin X Games. Recent VIP packages were also recently announced:

VIP Program – $1200

  • The Ultimate Experience. Your VIP pass offers premium hospitality and viewing at multiple venues.
    • Access to X Games VIP hospitality areas at the Paddock, Turn 15 and Austin 360 Amphitheater
    • Pit access to  all X Games Austin concerts including Kanye West, Pretty Lights and Flaming Lips
    • Food and beverage including beer and wine for all three event days
    • Premium viewing at all competition courses (first-come, first-served basis)

Grandstand Suites – $7500 for 16-person suite, $10,000 for 20-person suite

  • Experience X Games Park and Street Competitions from the luxury of your private Grandstand Suite.
    • Access to your own private suite for all three days of competitions
    • Access to Premium Upgrade seating at Moto X, Rally and Stadium SUPER Truck competitions (first-come, first-served basis)
    • Food and beverage not included but options are available at additional cost

Trackside Viewing Suites – $20,000 for 40-person suite

  • Located Only Feet from the Tracks, you’ll be as close to the action as you can get, experiencing Rally, Truck or Moto X competitions like never before
    • 40-person trackside viewing suites are available for Rally and Stadium SUPER Truck races Access to your own trackside viewing suite for all three days of competitions
    • Food and beverage not included but options are available at additional cost

Stay tuned for our continuing X Games coverage!

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