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SPORT EVENT ? ? • Single event • Multi Event
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The 24 Hours of Le Mans, France The Olympic Games World Cup Soccer The Super Bowl, United States The National Basketball Association Finals, United States 6. The Masters, United States 7. Polo at Palermo, Argentina 8. Wimbledon, England 9. World Series, United States 10. The Grand National, England
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 1. The 24 Hours of Le Mans, France The competition is set on a non-permanent track at Circuit de la Sarthe near the city of Le Mans on the Sarthe River. Roughly 46 cars start the race, in a series of classes that include prototype highperformance vehicles, dedicated race cars, and street cars. The diversity of autos gives the race a mix of old-fashioned and modern competitors. The winner is the car, driven by a team of three drivers, that covers the greatest distance in 24 hours.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 2. The Olympic Games It’s hard to imagine that Zeus and the other gods lording over ancient Greece ever envisioned the global event the modern Olympiad has become. For a two-week span, athletes from dozens of countries compete against each other in scores of different sports. And that’s just the Summer Games, which began their modern run in the late 1800 s. The Winter Games, featuring sports that largely require snow and ice, draw a smaller field of competitors. But the competition for the gold, silver, and bronze is just as intense.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 3. World Cup Soccer Thirty-two nations play, but billions of people in countries all around the world drop everything they’re doing for a month every four years to see who claims the title of World Cup soccer champion. The teams that compete in the World Cup finals are those that emerge from a series of qualifying rounds played out over the prior three years. The tournament of tournaments is therefore a showcase of the finest squads from across the continents and hemispheres.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 4. The Super Bowl, United States The Super Bowl is so big that even the commercials are worth watching. The first Super Bowl (held in January 1967) was played to plenty of empty seats and a waning TV audience. But now Super Bowl Sundays, progressively marked with Roman numerals, are the most celebrated one-game professional championship on the 12 month Gregorian calendar. The Super Bowl concludes a 16 -game regular season, and three postseason play-off rounds. It pits the top team from the American Football Conference against the top team from the National Football Conference for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy (not to mention diamondstudded rings for players, coaches, and front office “suits”). The Sunday evening spectacle is preceded by two weeks of parties and pre-game hype.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 5. The National Basketball Association Finals, United States The NBA Finals. Showtime and the “Ghosts of the Garden. ” Rockets and Knicks, Spurs and Pistons. The National Basketball Association’s finals are a showdown of stars and teams for the ages. It takes four games to win, but at least 93 games to get there. And the teams that do bring a lot of glitter with them. Movie stars in front-row seats. Cheerleaders that resemble Las Vegas show girls in highenergy dance routines. The see-and-beseen spectacle ringing the court is as intriguing as the game itself.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 6. The Masters, United States The green jacket. That’s all one has to say. The brainchild of legends Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, the first Masters was held in 1934. It was called Augusta National Invitation Tournament for the first five years of its existence before the name changed to what it is today. Unlike other sports championships and showcase events, the Masters remains steeped in tradition and continuity. The four-day stroke playing of 18 holes each day instead of the formerly customary 36 holes on the third day is still the rule.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 7. Polo at Palermo, Argentina Argentine polo is considered the best in the world, and it’s no wonder the Argentine Open Championship is the top draw for the sport’s best players and most knowledgeable fans. The tournament, first known as the River Plata Polo Championship, takes place between late November and early December. First held in 1893, the tournament is older than the tango.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 8. Wimbledon, England Center court. Grass surfaces. Strawberries and cream. What better way to spend a fortnight in old London Town? Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. Located in southwest London, this grand spectacle is one of the four tennis tournaments that make up the grand slam. Wimbledon is considered to be the most prestigious, largely because of its setting and surrounding pomp. It’s the only major tournament played on a natural turf surface.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 9. World Series, United States Home runs and chilly nights. Pitching duels and seventh-game thrillers. A century’s worth of the World Series has seen all that and much, much more. The Fall Classic is more than a sporting event; it’s a fixture on the American cultural landscape. Grandfathers and grandmothers remember Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956. Fathers and mothers recall the amazing Mets of 1969. And sons and daughters have grown up with another New York Yankees dynasty.
TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS 10. The Grand National, England Stamina and speed make the Grand National’s steeplechase the world’s most renowned horse race. First held in 1839, the three-day meet is held in Britain’s Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. The Grand National pits as many as 40 horses against each other on a 4. 5 mile (7 -kilometer) course replete with obstacles.
CASE STUDY SPORT EVENT
X GAMES EVENT REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY October 2012 GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03
X GAMES EVENT REQUIREMENTS INTRODUCTION Event requirements are based on hosting an entire X Games event. ESPN will contact all interested cities to discuss city/entity proposals and hosting options. CONTENTS • Management o Local Organizing Committee & Staffing • Facilities o Sport Course Space Requirements & Other Facilities • Services & Equipment GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03 2
MANAGEMENT LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE & STAFFING 3 GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03
MANAGEMENT Local Organizing Committee: • Executive Management - Key executives responsible for Event Management, Commercial Operations, Business Operations, Facility Management. Interface with ESPN Event Teams. • Functional Areas - Sports & Competition*, Medical, Logistics, Event Production, Event Operations, Safety, Security, Sustainability, Information Technology, Sponsorship Management, Event Marketing, Event Merchandise Sales, Content Strategy*, TV Production & Operations*, Media Relations, Finance & Administration, Transportation, Accommodations, Food & Beverage. * ESPN responsibility Staffing: • Event Staffing: Provide sufficient number of permanent, temporary, and volunteer staff to plan, organize, and manage the event. GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03 4
FACILITIES SPORT COURSE SPACE REQUIREMENTS & OTHER FACILITIES GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03 5
FACILITIES Sport Course Space Requirements: Moto X, Rally Car Traditional summer sports - Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, See Sample Maps page 12 & 13 Skateboard/BMX Key Dimensions Vert Street § 100’ x 100’ (30 m x 30 m) footprint §Prefabricated Ramp with Key Features 11. 5’ (3. 5 m) transitions and 2’ (. 6 m) vert, riders flow wall to wall combining lip tricks and big air Park § 150’ x 180’ (46 m x 55 m) smooth, flat concrete surface § 100’ x 150’ (30 m x 45 m) footprint §Custom built concrete park that includes smooth bowls with that includes a combination of hips, gaps, flats and ledges to stair sets, banks, and ledges provide a smooth transition based course §Custom built concrete plaza Big Air § 60’ x 370’ (85’h clearance), 18. 3 m x 113 m (26 m h clearance) § 60’-80’ (18. 3 m-24. 5 m) high roll-in, choosing to launch over a gap 50 or 70 feet long (15. 25 m - 21. 5 m) and continuing into a 27 foot (8. 25 m) quarter-pipe Moto X Step Up Key Dimensions § 50’ x 200’ Key Features §Course consists of a short Best Trick/Best Whip § 50’ x 300’ (15. 25 m x 61 m) indoor arena run in, vertical dirt ramp and an adjustable high bar (15. 25 m x 91. 5 m) indoor arena Freestyle/Speed & Style/ Racing/Enduro § 300’ x 400’ (91. 5 m x 122 m) outdoor stadium §Course consists of a dirt landing with metal take off ramps. Riders hit a single ramp and perform maneuvers such as body variables, back flips and combo tricks §Course consists of multiple dirt jumps & metal ramps of varying lengths and angles Rally Car Racing/Rally. Cross Key Dimensions § 1, 000’ (305 m) dirt track, 3, 000’ (915 m) asphalt track Key Features §Course on asphalt and dirt roads featuring high speed straight-a-ways, technical turns and large dirt gap jump Sports are not limited to the above. GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03 6
FACILITIES - continued Sport Course Space Requirements: Traditional winter sports - Snowboard, Skiing, Snowmobile. Rally Car to be included at future winter events. Snowboard/Ski* Big Air Key Dimensions Key Features §Length: 245 meters §Vertical Drop: 75 meters §Jump/Kicker §Large Landing X Course §Length: 1, 335 meters §Elevation: 2, 651 meters §Vertical Drop: 210 meters Slopestyle §Length: 670 meters §Verical Drop: 105 meters §Jumps §Banked Turns §Rollers §Gaps §Rails §Kickers §Jumps §Gaps Super. Pipe §Length: 172 meters §Width: 20 meters §Height: 18 -degree pitch §Competition Quality Lighting Snowmobile* Snocross/Freestyle Key Dimensions § Total area of 13, 680 sq meters Key Features § Flat to moderate (beginning skier) terrain with jumps, rollers, gaps Rally Car Racing/Rally. Cross Key Dimensions § 4, 000’ (1, 220 m) snow/ice track Key Features §Course on snow, ice, track featuring high speed straight-a-ways, technical turns and large dirt gap jump Sports are not limited to the above. *Snow-covered alpine ski trails in close proximity to each other and the base area GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03 7
FACILITIES - continued Other Facilities: • Venues: Multiple venues to accommodate 5, 000 to 20, 000 spectators. Amenities to include restrooms, concessions, parking, security, etc. (Access to venues is needed for four to six weeks in total, from course load-in to load-out). Competition: Venues to accommodate Course Space Requirements (see slide 6, 7). Cultural Elements: Venues to conduct cultural elements in music, style, and film. • Compounds: TV (250 m x 130 m), Logistics, Vendor, Rally, and Moto equipment & storage locations (50 m x 50 m each). One (1) area (25 m x 25 m) for Sponsor equipment and storage • Offices & Meeting Rooms: Sufficient climate-controlled work space and office equipment for 300 event & TV staff, 30 vendors. • Media Center: Location for Press Conferences and sufficient office equipment, work space, and hospitality for 200 accredited media. • Hospitality Space: Sufficient, climate-controlled lounge and catering facilities for Sponsors/VIPs (200), Athletes/Team Managers (560), Podium Club (200), Suite Guests (varies). • Staff Catering: Climate-controlled dining and kitchen facilities to serve 1, 000 meals/day. • X Fest: 60 m x 60 m interactive sponsor village. • Parking: 420 total reserved parking spaces – 400 vehicle spaces and 20 truck spaces. 4, 000 parking spaces for spectators. • Vehicle and Equipment Access: Required from the back of house staging areas to the competition courses at each venue. • Accommodation: Staff: 275 single occupancy hotel rooms at peak (minimum 3 star). Average 7 nights totaling 4, 000+ room nights, over a 6 week period. VIP: 100 single occupancy hotel rooms at peak (minimum 4 star). Average of 4 nights totaling 420 room nights, over a 7 day period. GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03
SERVICES & EQUIPMENT 9 GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03
SERVICES & EQUIPMENT Services: • Transportation: Shuttle service for athletes, VIPs, staff and media to/from accommodation. Shuttle service for spectators to and from parking location. Airport Transfers for all athletes, VIPs, and staff. • Utilities and Municipal Services: Utilities: power, water, phone, internet, etc. required at specified venue locations. Services: transit system, emergency services, police, fire, sanitation. • Guest Services: Event Staff to assist guests with event information, attractions, services, schedules, etc. Equipment: • Equipment: Variety of handling equipment including: straight mast and reach forklifts, loaders, skid steers, water truck, street cleaner (Access to equipment is needed for four to six weeks in total, from course load-in to load-out). Specialty Equipment: Dependent on sport: concrete pump, crane, snow cats, winch cats, zaugg cutter, and excavator. On Venue Uphill Transportation: Adequate numbers of all terrain vehicles/snowmobiles for staff & athletes requiring on-course transport. GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03 10
VENUE MAPS - SAMPLES 11 GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03
X GAMES ASPEN - SAMPLE VENUE MAP GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03 12
X GAMES LA - SAMPLE VENUE MAP GXG Event Requirements_RFP_d 5_2012_10_03 13
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