Nitro World Games Heads Down Under
Nitro Circus, in partnership with the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Economic Development Agency, announces that Nitro World Games will make its Australian debut next year. This news sees the revolutionary action sports competition resume its international expansion.
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 honors while pushing the limits of human achievement. For 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.”
Joe Carr, CEO of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment – Nitro Circus’ parent company – says, “We are thrilled to bring Nitro World Games to Australia, a country that is a mecca for action sports. Progress is forged in the heat of competition and we look forward to seeing what the best athletes in the world can accomplish on what is now a truly global stage.”
Andy Edwards, President of Asia Pacific for Thrill One Sports & Entertainment adds, “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.”
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner says securing the Nitro World Games for Brisbane was a huge deal. “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.
The introduction of Nitro World Games Brisbane also exemplifies the property’s growth. Soon established as a premium brand in the United States, in 2020 Nitro World Games was poised to expand internationally for the first time with the announcement of Nitro World Games Wales. Anticipation soared at the news, with Reuters saying, “Extreme competition goes global.” While the arrival of COVID-19 unfortunately precluded Nitro World Games Wales from taking place, it did not dim athletes’ excitement for the groundbreaking advances it offers. Now as live events begin to return, Nitro World Games Brisbane is set to elevate action sports once again.
For the latest on Nitro World Games Brisbane, including on sale details and updates regarding the elite athletes who will compete, 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.
About Tourism and Events Queensland:
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state’s lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.
In partnership with government, regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders, we aim to build Queensland’s tourism and events industry to foster innovation, drive industry growth and boost visitor expenditure.
About Brisbane Economic Development Agency:
Brisbane Economic Development Agency (Brisbane EDA) – a wholly owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council – plays a vital role in growing Brisbane’s economy, driving demand for Brisbane, and creating growth and trade opportunities for local Brisbane businesses. By doing this, we help create a better quality of life for Brisbane residents.