For Immediate Release
World’s Top Action Sports Pros to Compete in St. Pete on December 4 & 5
Incredible Field of Athletes that Collectively has Won More Than 140 X Games Medals Returns to the Bay Area for the First Time in 15 Years
St. Petersburg, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2015) – More than 40 of the world’s top X Games pros are bringing the heat to St. Pete, as Al Lang Stadium introduces St. Pete Action Sports (SPX 2015), Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m.
From Bill Edwards Presents and ASA Entertainment, this exciting two-day event is a non-stop, heart-pounding competition featuring world-class aerial artists – the very best in Skateboard, BMX and Freestyle Motocross (FMX).
At SPX 2015, fans will witness intense competitive action between action sports’ superstar pros, 9-time X Games Gold Medalist Pierre-Luc Gagnon (Montreal, Canada), 6-time Medalist Adam Jones (Minden, NV) and 16-time X Games Medalist Ryan Nyquist (Los Gatos, CA).
Other elite-level competitors include 23-time X Games Medalist Andy Macdonald and X Games Medalists Mitchie Brusco, Jimmy Wilkins, Elliot Sloan, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Sandro Dias, James Foster, Colton Satterfield, Morgan Wade, Zack Warden, Pat Casey, Nicholi Rogatkin, Adam Jones, Mike Mason, Taka Higashino and many more.
Among the world-class competitions are Big Air Triples, which features top pro BMX riders doing three massive jumps on a 200-foot-long by 32-foot-high ramp, and Skateboarding Vert on the actual half-pipe from the X Games.
Revving up the intensity will be the Freestyle Motocross (FMX) pros, whose back-flips and whips will leave spectators on the edge of their seats in the first pro FMX contest that Florida has hosted in 10 years.
“We are thrilled to bring this event to St. Pete,” said Bill Edwards. “Al Lang Stadium is now a vibrant downtown event center, and St. Pete Action Sports is a tremendous addition to the calendar.”
“St. Pete Action Sports will give fans the most authentic and entertaining Action Sports experience available,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment. “The field of athletes will rival the X Games, and the pros are looking forward to delivering mind-boggling tricks for the fans throughout the Bay Area.”
Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. Single day tickets: General Admission $30; Child (ages 3-12) $20; VIP $75 (includes a special seating area in front of the ramps for each competition); Platinum: $125 (includes special seating area, 4:30 p.m. entry into the venue for viewing of practice rounds, and a private athlete meet-and-greet). Two-day tickets: General Admission $50; Child (ages 3-12) $40: VIP $140 (includes a special seating area in front of the ramps for each competition); Platinum $235 (includes special seating area, 4:30 p.m. entry into the venue for viewing of practice rounds, and two athlete meet-and-greets).
About Bill Edwards Presents Inc.
A premier live entertainment company, Bill Edwards Presents Inc. has been producing world-class attractions for more than a decade. The company has established itself through producing shows and events in a variety of venues – including festivals, theaters, casinos-resorts, performing arts centers and arenas. Known for its reputation of aligning with award winning talent, Bill Edwards Presents is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. See www.billedwardspresents.com.
About ASA Entertainment
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, skiing, surfing and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and FOX Sports), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, The Supergirl Pro Series and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 21 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com.
About Al Lang Stadium
Located in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., the historic, waterfront Al Lang Stadium has been a vital part of the community since it was built in 1947. Originally a baseball park, the venue is named in honor of Al Lang, a former mayor of St. Petersburg who was instrumental in bringing professional baseball to the city in the early twentieth century.
For decades, the stadium was the spring training home for many Major League Baseball clubs and the summer home of their affiliated minor league teams. The stadium hosted its last spring training game in 2008.
Owned by the City of St. Petersburg and now managed by Big3 Entertainment, LLC, today’s Al Lang Stadium is home to the North American Soccer League’s Tampa Bay Rowdies. In 2015, the venue underwent a major renovation including upgraded seating, improved concessions and concourse area, enhanced locker rooms and a state-of-the-art video scoreboard.