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Everything You Need To Know About Nitro World Games 2020

Written by Jen Degnan / September 06, 2019

The biggest action sports event the UK has ever seen is coming to Cardiff in May 2020! This is the first time the Nitro World Games competition has ever been held outside of America. Packed full of adrenalin-pumping event categories and world-class riders, you won’t want to miss this. Here’s everything you need to know 👇

THE EVENT

Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of competitive action sports. Over 100 elite competitors in Freestyle Motocross (FMX), BMX, Skate and Freestyle Scooter will face off not only for the coveted trophy, but more importantly for ultimate bragging rights as world champ. It's a mix of adrenaline-charged events, impressive big air formats and innovative ramp design, featuring top athletes from across the globe. In addition to the competitions, there will also be plenty of family-friendly activities.

WHERE?

The event will take place at Cardiff’s mammoth Principality Stadium. Why this venue? Well, it’s been the spiritual home of Welsh sport since 1999, lays claim to the world's first fully retractable roof and is widely regarded as one of the best modern event venues on the planet.

The Principality Stadium is no stranger to hosting world-class sporting events - Speedway, Monster Jam, world championship boxing, indoor cricket, equestrian events, Rugby World Cup, Six Nations and the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final have all taken place here. The stadium has also been the setting of some truly epic gigs - The Manic Street Preachers, Pink, Beyoncé, U2, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay have all played sell-out shows here.

The venue is right in the centre of Wales’ capital city, meaning it’s just a short walk to Cardiff Central railway station, city centre hotels and fantastic restaurants and pubs.

WHEN?

Nitro World Games is a two-day event happening during 23rd-24th May 2020. So head down and make this the most memorable Bank Holiday weekend yet!

Semi-finals will take place on Saturday then on Sunday it's time for the finals! Specific timings for each category are still to be confirmed. 

Single day passes are available for the Saturday and Sunday or you can grab a weekend pass so you don’t miss a minute of the action!

THE CATEGORIES

The competition will feature five air-raising events. Check out what mind-blowing stunts you can expect to see 👇

Freestyle Motocross and BMX Best Trick each take big air action to the next level thanks to the world’s largest and tallest ramps. Both have been fan favourites since the event’s inception. 🏍 🚲

Also a fixture is BMX Best Triple Hit, requiring a singular combination of aerial agility and technical consistency necessary to land three tricks in quick succession. 🚲

Skate Vert, a recent addition to Nitro World Games, will see top athletes take on the halfpipe. 🛹

Rounding out the event is Scooter Best Trick, featuring one of action sports’ fastest growing disciplines and the biggest ramp used in the competition. 🛴

GETTING THERE

Cardiff is a fantastic city to visit. The modern, vibrant capital mixes old and new with plenty to do for all the family. It's easy to travel to by public transport, plane or car and once you're there it's simple to get around using public transport. Cardiff’s city centre is compact, mainly flat and easily walkable. If you’ve got some time to explore outside of the event, highlights include Cardiff Castle, the various free museums, Bute Park and Cardiff Bay.

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