How You Can Watch the 2016 CrossFit Games

The CrossFit Games start Tuesday, July 19th, and the competition is now in its tenth year. The event has grown from a quiet, backyard-brawl-esque event in Aromas, California, to the functional fitness world’s premiere test and spectator event.

The 2016 CrossFit Games take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, where the event has been held since 2010. Here’s how you can watch the CrossFit Games, which have Teenage, Masters, Team, and Individual competitions taking place throughout the week (the final event will occur the evening of July 24th).

In addition to the below, CrossFit will also be streaming some behind the scenes footage on Periscope and Facebook live.

In Person

If you’re in the Carson/Los Angeles area, some tickets to the event are still available through AXS. They include a 3-day package that lets you watch mid-week and a 6-day package that gives you access to events in the Soccer Stadium. Some events also occur in the StubHub Center’s Tennis Stadium; as far as we know, none of those tickets are still available.


The full schedule for TV and streaming can be found here, and we’ve also included it below.

The full Teenage, Masters, and Team competitions will be available through the WatchESPN app and YouTube. These are available to domestic and international viewers.

It’s worth noting the CrossFit Games often includes surprise event announcements and some events outside the StubHub Center, so the below schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Teenage and Masters Competition, all times PST
Available: WatchESPN and YouTube
Tuesday, July 19: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20: 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 21: 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Team Competition , all times PST
Available: WatchESPN and YouTube
Friday, July 22: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 23: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 24: 8:30 a.m. to 6:40 p.m.

The Individual competition will be streamed on the WatchESPN app for US viewers and on YouTube for viewers abroad. It will not be available on YouTube for viewers in the United States.

Individual Competition, all times PST
WatchESPN (U.S.A.) or YouTube (International)
Friday, July 22: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 23:  9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 24: 8:30 a.m. to 6:40 p.m.


Ten hours of this year’s Reebok CrossFit Games will be shown live on ESPN and/or ESPN 2.

Friday, July 22: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on ESPN
Saturday, July 23: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on ESPN2 and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on ESPN
Sunday, July 24: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on ESPN2 and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on ESPN2

Featured image: Anthony Topper

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