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ESPN cancels X Games Minneapolis 2020

Fans at X Fest during X Games Minneapolis 2017 on July 15, 2017. Dave Camara / ESPN Images

MINNEAPOLIS — This summer's X Games competitions in Minneapolis have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

ESPN, the event's host and producer, announced the cancellation in a Friday, April 24, press release.

"The safety of the athletes, staff and spectators is our top priority, and we will continue to closely monitor the situation for all X Games events," the release said.

The summer X Games were scheduled for July 17-19 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Since moving to Minneapolis in 2017, the X Games has drawn 110,000 fans annually for competition in extreme skateboard, BMX and motocross disciplines.

Robb Jeffries

Robb Jeffries is a news coordinator for Forum News Service. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and previously served as a reporter and copy editor for the Grand Forks Herald. Reach him at rjeffries@forumcomm.com and follow him on Twitter at @robbjeffries.

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