June 4, 2016
Dave Castro Hints Toward New Location for 2017 CrossFit Games
By William Imbo
June 15, 2016
In April 2016, CrossFit Games General Manager Justin Bergh announced that the 2016 CrossFit Games will be the last at the Stub Hub Center.
“The Games have grown tremendously in Carson, California over the last six years, and we’re thrilled about the event we are planning for our 10th year—our seventh at the StubHub Center. However, we’re currently considering new venues for the CrossFit Games, which could mean a move out of Carson as soon as 2017. Part of the search is for locations where the competition and the communal aspects of the Games can further evolve. We’re excited about the possibilities we’ve considered so far.” -Justin Bergh
Speaking via Skype at the Reebok Training Grounds event this past weekend at Reebok HQ in Canton, MA, Games Director Dave Castro revealed that 25 cities have already expressed interest in hosting the Games from 2017 onwards.
“From those 25, we’ve narrowed it down to about 10 that have really interesting proposals. Of those 10, I’d say six or seven are major cities.”
When pressed to reveal just one of these cities, Castro responded, “You guys had to travel to this city to come to this event.” The implication that Boston, MA is one of the cities in the running.
Boston is an obvious choice, considering that it’s home to the title sponsor of the Games—Reebok. What other cities do you think could have a realistic chance of hosting the competition? Considering the Games have frequently programmed events in the ocean, one would assume that they need to be located near a coast. What are your thoughts?