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Nitro World Games heading to Australia in 2021

Nitro World Games

16 Sep 2020

Credit: Thrill One Sports & Entertainment

The Nitro World Games will be making its Australian debut in 2021 with a two-day event at the Suncorp Stadium on October 23 – 24.

The event will encompass freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skateboarding and scooter competitions, it what has long been a popular market for Nitro Circus.

“Nitro World Games is all about the innovation, big air and the progression of action sports,” said Travis Pastrana, the driving force behind Nitro World Games. “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.”

Matt Whyatt, Harry Bink, Ryan Williams at Suncorp Stadium to announce Nitro World Games Brisbane 2021 – Credit: Thrill One Sports & Entertainment

News of Nitro Circus’ expansion of the Nitro World Games event internationally comes after events in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2016-2019, and California, France, and the United Kingdom in 2019. An event at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales was set for 2020 until it was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“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 honor 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,” said Andy Edwards, president of Asia Pacific for Nitro Circus parent company Thrill One Sports & Entertainment.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner added that securing Nitro World Games will help the city recover from the economic effects of the pandemic.

“Staging exclusive major events such as the Nitro World Games is a key part of our plan to drive Brisbane’s economic recovery,” he said. “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.”