X Games Austin
ESPN just announced that Austin, Texas, will be the new North American home for the X Games starting in 2014. Austin's four-year deal will kick off next May at the Circuit of the Americas complex in the southeast part of the city. Austin edged out Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte, North Carolina, for the chance to host the X Games in North America. The move marks a departure from Los Angeles, where the X Games have been held for the past 11 years. Prior to L.A., the X Games had been held in Providence, Rhode Island, San Diego, San Francisco and Philadelphia.