Bringing the world’s best action sports to people all over the world, X Games has announced a brand event in 2019. With events held in Aspen, Minneapolis and even Norway, China is the newest addition to the X Games international bill. X Games China will also feature musical performances, art installations and a festival experience.
For the first time in X Games’ international history, the event will stage both summer and winter events in the same country. China will be the first country to host both events in 2019, with the summer event kicking off in June and the winter event expected in late November to early December.
“X Games China will have a distinctly Chinese flavour, showcasing the beautiful country, cities and culture of China in everything from the course designs to the medals”
X Games Shanghai will showcase a number of summer sport disciplines at the upcoming event in June. Winter sports disciplines will be announced later in the year. The inaugural X Games Shanghai will feature Big Air and Street Skateboarding and BMX events and Best Trick Moto X Events across the two-day event. World-class athletes from Australia, USA, Brazil, Japan, Canada and more will showcase more than 10 hours of competition.
X Games Shanghai will be held at the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone.
The nearest major airport is Shanghai Pudong International Airport, located approximately 20 minutes east of the venue and 45 minutes east of the city centre. The fastest way to get to the venue is by car, however, public transport options are also available. The Maglev high-speed train runs between Longyang Road and Pudong Airport and is the fastest way to travel to the city centre by public transport. The easiest way to get around the city of Shanghai is via the metro. Shanghai offers sixteen subway lines, which have connections all over the entire city.
The event takes place at the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, which is adjacent to Shanghai’s Disney Resort. The venue is approximately 45 minutes from Shanghai’s city centre by car, or an hour and a half via public transport. Visitors can travel to ‘Disney’ via Subway Line 11, followed by a short walk. A number of bus routes also operate in the area.
The International Tourism and Resorts Zone offer a number of accommodation options, which are perfect for visitors of the X Games. Popular nearby options include the Youyishan Youth Hostel, Melia Shanghai Parkside and YaTai Park House Disneyland Branch; all located within a 10-20 minute walk of the venue.
For visitors staying in the city centre, the neighbourhood of Xuhui offers a range of popular hotels within walking distance of Subway Line 11. For the best hotel deals and Airbnb’s in Shanghai head to the map below.
The bustling Chinese city of Shanghai offers plenty of things to see and do. The city centre features some of the world’s tallest towers and skyscrapers; including the Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Each tower features an observation deck with scenic views of the city, as well as restaurants, shops and more.
For shopaholics, a visit to Nanjing Road is a must. Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and is one of the world’s busiest shopping streets. If you are staying within the vicinity of the event, Shanghai Disney Resort is right around the corner. You can also find attractions such as the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and Century Park nearby.
The inaugural X Games Shanghai will take place from June 1-2, 2019.
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