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Detroit Appears To Be Early Favorite As Next Summer X Games Host
Published May 1, 2013
SOUTHERN ACCENTS: In Charlotte, Jim Utter notes if the city is selected, a "majority of the action sports competitions" would be held at "different venues within the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 5/1). In Austin, John Maher notes Charlotte also is "home to what could be an intriguing site for an extreme event, the U.S. National Whitewater Center." The complex "boasts the world’s longest man-made whitewater river, with rapids that can reach Class IV." Meanwhile, the Circuit of the Americas has been "behind Austin's bid." COTA has recently hosted MotoGP and has an "amphitheater that can hold more than 14,000 people" (AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 5/1). In San Antonio, Mike Haag noted COTA has launched a "dedicated Twitter account," as well as a Facebook page in attempts to strengthen Austin's bid for the X Games (MYSANANTONIO.com, 4/30).