So the X Games has been looking for a new venue, and Detroit is one of the final 4 cities that have submitted RFPs and in contention to host the X Games for the next 3 years. I'm not a big sports fan, but events like the '05 MLB All-Star Game, '06 Superbowl, the Red Bull Air Races, the Grand Prix, etc bring in badly needed tourist dollars and show people that the city's a great place to visit.
The group trying to lure the X Games here put up an awesome video (see below), submitted a bid that's going to be half what the X Games cost to produce in Los Angeles, and threw a welcome party to show ESPN what we're about
Then the X Games group put up a poll on Facebook. In the first week, based on word of mouth alone, Detroit was blowing Austin and Charlotte out of the water by a 5-1 margin.Then Austin hired a gamification/incentivization company to bribe people to vote for Austin
. Now our lead has been slashed significantly. Not cool, Austin. Not cool.
So, I know there's a lot of Detroit love here at Icrontic. Detroit wants this, but we need some help to make it happen. Head over to the poll here and take a sec to put your hands up for Detroit.https://www.facebook.com/questions/10151478891176964/
And check out the video they made to promote the Detroit X Games bid. Make sure to launch this in a separate window and view in 1080p and fullscreen, it's gorgeous.