Jason Blevins
The Denver Post

Austin to host Summer X Games; Aspen bidding to keep Winter spot

Austin, Texas, beat out Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte, N.C., in a heated competition to host the Summer X Games in May. ESPN, which owns and operates the X Games, picked Austin on Wednesday, announcing a four-year partnership with the city’s 1,500-acre Circuit of The Americas (COTA) sports and entertainment complex starting May 15-18, 2014.

Scott Guglielmino, ESPN’s senior vice president of programming and the X Games, said in a news release that Austin’s vibrant music scene and massive COTA complex provide the network an opportunity “to grow the X Games in a new region of the country and in a city that has a proven track record of embracing big events.”

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