Nitro Circus, in partnership with the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Economic Development Agency, announces that the revolutionary Nitro World Games competition will make its Australian debut next year. Coming to Suncorp Stadium on October 23 – 24, 2021, Nitro World Games Brisbane will draw athletes from across the globe to a country that is already home to some of the most prominent figures in action sports.
Next year, the best in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skateboarding and scooter will battle for championship honours while pushing the limits of progression. These record-breaking attempts will take place in front of action sports’ most fervent fans for the first time. This will also be the only Nitro Circus-produced engagement taking place in Australasia through 2021, as the action sports leaders will focus on staging this premiere competition event. To see a preview of the no-holds-barred competition coming to Australia next year, go here.
Travis Pastrana, action sports icon and the driving force behind Nitro World Games, says, “Nitro World Games is all about the innovation, big air and the progression of action sports. We’ve brought in the best in the business to give athletes a platform to their skills to the next level – safely – and attempt tricks never seen before. Now we can’t wait to bring Nitro World Games to Australia, where action sports is such an important part of the culture and some of its biggest legends call home.”
Andy Edwards, President of Asia Pacific for Thrill One Sports & Entertainment – Nitro Circus’ parent company – says, “After the disappointment following the disruption of our first planned international outing of Nitro World Games in Wales earlier this year by COVID-19, I couldn’t be more thrilled than for us to announce that that honour will now go to Queensland and especially to Brisbane, the city in which Nitro Circus made its explosive live global debut over 10 years ago. Australian and New Zealand fans are amongst the most passionate action sports fans on the planet, so this is going to be one huge event.”
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner says securing the Nitro World Games for Brisbane was a huge deal, given it has never been staged outside the United State before.
“Staging exclusive major events such as the Nitro World Games is a key part of our plan to drive Brisbane’s economic recovery,” Cr Schrinner explains.
“The event will broadcast Brisbane to global audiences and attract thousands of visitors to support local jobs across our tourism, accommodation, hospitality, retail and service sectors.
“We can’t wait for world’s action sport athletes and fans to discover why Brisbane is the urban adventure capital of Australia.”
Alan Graham, General Manager of Suncorp Stadium, says, “It’s great to welcome the Nitro Circus team back to Suncorp Stadium following the success of their 2019 show and host Nitro World Games in Australia for the first time. This premier world-class competition highlights the versatility and global nature of Suncorp Stadium in being able to showcase a whole range of exciting events like this, in addition to its traditional sporting and concert products.”
Conceived by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games represents the next evolution of action sports competition. Featuring new big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology and innovative judging criteria, Nitro World Games shifted the landscape for both athletes and the industry alike in its 2016 debut. No less than 30 world’s firsts were the result and fans can expect to see similar progression in Brisbane next year. In fact, the Nitro production team is already working with a handful of select athletes on new course designs to further push the boundaries of what has been seen before in global competition.
Nitro World Games Brisbane also represents a new beginning for live events in the region, as it will be the first major event hosted at Suncorp Stadium since COVID-19 emerged. A production of this scale will generate significant economic activity for the area.
Tickets for Nitro World Games Brisbane will go on sale in early 2021 with more details regarding the field of top athletes who will compete to be announced also coming soon. For the latest updates on the event as well as to register for presale go to nitroworldgames.com.
About Nitro Circus
Driven by the incredible skills of action sports’ top athletes and the daring exploits of its bold daredevils, Nitro Circus creates electrifying live events and media content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide. Co-founded in 2003 by iconic superstar Travis Pastrana, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon producing hit television programming, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour. Created in 2010, Nitro Circus Live has since travelled across the planet, playing to sold-out stadiums on five continents. The company introduced an innovative breakthrough in 2016 with the debut of Nitro World Games, completely revolutionizing action sports competition and then raised the bar once again in 2018 with Nitro Rallycross, a rejuvenation of four-wheel motorsports. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 25 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is a global sports entertainment leader. For more information visit www.nitrocircus.com.
Nitro Circus is now part of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment, alongside Street League Skateboarding (SLS) and Superjacket Productions. Founded in January 2020, Thrill One unites industry-leading brands in action sports and thrill-based entertainment under one banner to form the world’s largest independent action sports operator and media company. Go to www.thrillone.com for more information.