At Stage and Screen we’re stoked to be behind a killer-line up of epic X Games events which are gonna be pretty sick. Translated into English that means – we are thrilled to be contributing to bringing X Games to Sydney from October 19-21 at Spotless Stadium. An adrenalin fuelled mash up of action, competition, music and youth culture – X Games showcases the world’s best action sports athletes in skateboarding, BMX and Moto X.
Like the seriously amazing competition, planning and timing is everything, if you’re going to pull off the event travel logistics without a hitch. Since January Stage and Screen has been liaising closely with event producers Red Live and Second Sunday - who have brought some of the biggest names in sport, music and entertainment to Australia.
Stage and Screen is charged with organising a range of accommodation for X Games athletes, staff and crew; managing international media travel and facilitating an accommodation registration process for competitors. The logistics include bringing in around 80 elite competitors from across the globe to do what they do best - defying gravity and risking a lot more than just their reputations. The insane courses - which take around 60 people ten days to build - boasts stomach dropping jumps, streetscapes, half pipes and 6500 tonnes of dirt! Many athletes constantly tour with X Games and will be travelling from the United States, Brazil, Japan and France – with home grown heroes coming from around Australia.
The line up also includes 55 staff and support crew, plus all the gear! With jumps shooting the riders up to 25 metres into the air – they tend to travel with more than a few spare parts. The team is bringing in some 50 BMX bikes, 30 Moto X bikes and over 100 skateboards. Then there’s safety gear, riding equipment, ramps, tools, sponsors signage and X Games merchandise. So it’s a good thing that Stage and Screen can pull off a few tricks of their own to score additional complimentary baggage allowances from both Qantas and Virgin Airlines.
Having worked on a number of Nitro Circus tours, Stage and Screen Travel Manager Daniel Beck has had previous first-hand experience with the precision travel logistics needed to pull an epic event of this scale together. And while we seriously admire the skill of these elite sportspeople – we really don’t know why they do it!
For the ultimate X Games Sydney experience, in an exclusive hospitality suite with a host of great inclusions including athlete signing sessions, food and beverage and merchandise - CLICK HERE for more information.