X Games 17 spectator information

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The Venue: STAPLES Center, located in downtown Los Angeles, is the sports and entertainment center of the world, having hosted more than 1200 events and 20 million guests since opening on October 17, 1999. STAPLES Center is home to four professional sports franchises - the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. STAPLES Center continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction, including the NBA All-Star Game, NHL All-Star Game, the Grammy Awards, the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Pac-10 Basketball Championships and the X Games.

STAPLES Center has also been marked with landmark performances and special events including concerts by U2, Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Don Henley, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Britney Spears, Prince, the Dave Matthews Band, Garth Brooks, the Eagles and many others.

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the four-million square-foot L.A. LIVE mixed-used development sits on 27 acres across more than six city blocks. Building off the tremendous success of STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE has expanded the entertainment content in downtown Los Angeles' South Park neighborhood with complementing venues, fully functioning broadcast studios, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, bowling lanes, music clubs and a cultural museum.

When: July 28 -- 31, 2011

What: The X Games STAPLES Center venue consists of the following events: Moto X Step Up, Moto X Best Trick, Moto X Best Whip, Moto X Freestyle, Moto X Racing, Moto X Enduro, and Moto X Speed and Style.

Thursday, July 28: 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, July 29: 2:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Saturday, July 30: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 31: 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

The Venue: Anchoring the new L.A. Live entertainment district, Nokia Theatre (across the street from STAPLES Center) hosts nearly 120 events per year including the most popular music concerts and performances, awards shows, family shows, corporate showcases, product launches, speaker series and television broadcasts emanating from the largest stage in California.

Opening its doors on October 18, 2007 with six sold-out concerts featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, the 71,000-seat venue offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet, exceptional comfort and amenities never before offered to guests at similar theatres.

When: July 28 -- 31, 2011

What: The X Games Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE venue consists of the following events: BMX Vert and Skateboard Vert.

Thursday, July 28: CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, July 29: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday, July 30: 2:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Event Deck at L.A. LIVE

The Venue: The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE (across the street from STAPLES Center and next to Nokia Theatre) will once again serve as home of the X Games Street and Park competition courses for both BMX and Skateboard. As part of the new, one-of-a-kind entertainment district, L.A. LIVE will provide Los Angeles' residents, commuters, guests and tourists with a world-class sports and entertainment destination.

When: July 28 -- 31, 2011

What: The X Games Event Deck venue consists of the following events: BMX Freestyle Park, Skateboard Street Men's and Women's, Skateboard Game of SK8, Skateboard Park Men's, BMX Freestyle Street.

Thursday, July 28: 11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Friday, July 29: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 30: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 31: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM


When: July 28 -- 31, 2011

What: The X Games Lot 7 venue consists of the following events: Skateboard Big Air, BMX Big Air, RallyCross, and Rally Car Racing

Thursday, July 28: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday, July 29: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 30: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 31: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

General Venue Information

-- All X Games 17 events will take place in downtown Los Angeles between STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, L.A. LIVE Event Deck, L.A. Live Plaza, Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, as well as Parking Lots 6 and 7.
-- All bags and persons entering the X Games venues are subject to search. All bags larger than 14" square, i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc. will be prohibited from entry into any X Games venue.
-- For the safety and comfort of all guests, the following items are not allowed at the X Games: large bags, weapons, alcohol, coolers, pets (unless it is a working animal, i.e. guide dog); folding chairs, large umbrellas, laser-lights, noisemakers, i.e. air-horns; glass bottles, aluminum cans or beverages in unsealed containers of any kind.
-- Guests may not bring any food or beverages into the venue. Exceptions are factory sealed plastic bottled water, one liter or smaller. Food or beverages deemed necessary due to a special dietary need, religious requirement or medical condition may be approved in advance by the Guest Services Department.
-- Guests must dispose of the unauthorized items prior to entrance into the venue or return items to their vehicles. Guest Services will not check-in any food or beverage items.
-- The X Fest areas at L.A. LIVE and on 11th Street and the Sponsor Activation Pits Area in Lot 7 and Lot 8 will be closed when capacity is reached.
-- Large posters and banners must be inspected by security before being allowed in the venue. X Games reserves the right to refuse admission of signage. Sticks or poles to hold flags/banners are not permitted.
-- Skateboards and in-line skates are not allowed on the venue. Please use the skate check service near the X Fest entrance located at the North West Corner of Nokia Plaza. No skateboards, in-line skates, bikes, scooters or other sports equipment will be allowed inside any of the X Games venues.
-- Bike parking for L.A. LIVE will be located at Lot 8, on the North East Corner of Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court/11th Street. Bikes will be left at the risk of the spectator.
-- Stroller parking is available at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE near the skateboard check at the X Fest exit. Use the elevator to access L.A. LIVE Event Deck with strollers. Strollers are not allowed in the seating sections inside of STAPLES Center however strollers may be checked into their Guest Link Center, located across from aisle M12 on the main concourse. Please take all personal items and belongings out of your stroller when leaving it unattended at Stroller parking. Strollers will be left at the risk of the spectator.
-- Guests must wear shirts and shoes. No bare feet allowed.
-- The ESPN X Games is a Non-Smoking event. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.
-- Tailgating is not permitted in the parking lots.
-- X Games is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged goods. This includes checked items as well as strollers.
-- X Games reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone at any time.
-- The Guest Services Tent in the L.A. Live Plaza is the designated meeting place if persons in your party are separated from your family or group.
-- No commercial photography is allowed without a credential. Camcorders or any other audio/visual equipment is prohibited unless authorized prior to arrival. Specifically, the following equipment is not permitted: Lenses greater than three and one half inches in length, telephoto or zoom lenses of any kind, interchangeable lenses of any kind, monopods or tripods or flash equipment of any kind.
-- All existing facility policies may be enforced in addition to X Games venue policies.

Overall Venue Services

Guest Services is the designated area for all event information and event services. The X Games Guest Services booth at L.A. LIVE is located in the Nokia Plaza, adjacent to the ESPN Zone and is accessible from inside and outside the venue. Inside STAPLES Center, Guest Services is located on the Main Concourse across from aisle M12 and Upper Concourse across from aisle U6. Inside Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Guest Services is located in the Nokia Lounge Lobby. If you purchase a special ticketing package, please refer to your voucher for specific pick-up locations.

Skatecheck Hours:
Thursday, July 28: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday, July 29: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, July 30: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 31:9:00 AM - 8:30 PM