Reebok CrossFit Games Set to Stay in Madison Through 2021

Earlier today at a Reebok CrossFit Games press conference, Dave Castro, Justin Bergh, and others from CrossFit HQ dropped news in respects to what fans and athletes can expect for the location of Reebok CrossFit Games for the next three years. In the announcement, Castro stated that Reebok CrossFit Games have extended their contract with the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin through the year 2021. 

This year’s Reebok CrossFit Games are set to take place from August 1st-5th in Madison, Wisconsin. At the conference, CrossFit HQ also pointed out that over 70,000 people attended the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, which they said brought in over $12 million dollars in revenue to Dane County in Wisconsin.

To further their rationale for staying in Madison, CrossFit Games General Manager Justin Bergh stated, “Last year we moved the Games from California for the first time. We were looking for a city that would embrace our community and competition in new ways.”

“Madison immediately rose to the top. We see this as a great meeting place for our athletes and fans from around the world. Our first year in Madison proved that there is a great fit. Now we’re looking forward to extending our term and building this partnership. Our goal is to take our festival to new heights. We are looking forward to building excitement with the residents of Madison.”

To conclude their press release, CrossFit also pointed out that over 416,000 athletes competed in the 2018 CrossFit Open, and only 560 made it Regionals, and even less made it to the Reebok CrossFit Games.

For those late to the party, we’ve included the results from this year’s CrossFit Open and Regionals below!

  1. CrossFit Open Winners: Mat Fraser and Cassidy Lance-Mcwherter
  2. CrossFit Regionals Week 1 Recap: East, South, and Europe
  3. CrossFit Regionals Week 2 Recap: West, Central, and Latin America
  4. CrossFit Regionals Week 3 Recap: Atlantic, Pacific, and Meridian

Feature image from @thedavecastro Instagram page. 

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