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X Games Begin In Minneapolis

X Games Begin In Minneapolis Click to Enlarge Photo: Associated Press

Jul 13, 2017 at 6:06 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - All eyes of the action sports world will be on Minneapolis the next few days as the X Games begin Thursday.

The extreme-sports event takes place Thursday through Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, the first time it's being held at an NFL stadium.

The home of the Minnesota Vikings has been transformed into an indoor course for the skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross.

There's a Minnesota standout in the mix, with skateboarder Alec Majerus.

The native of Rochester, has three top-four X Games finishes in the men's street event over the last three years.

Majerus took part in a news conference Wednesday at the stadium with several other standouts.

Majerus said he's "super stoked" that family and friends in his home state can easily attend, but he said he's also feeling some extra pressure with the proximity.

 

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