Despite the incredible video, the mysterious countdown clock, and the outpouring of grassroots support, Detroit's bid for the X Games was bested by Austin. Says the press release:
"The Texas capital will host an X Games summer event for four years beginning in May 2014 at the new 1,500-acre Circuit of The Americas sports and entertainment complex in southeast Austin. The selection follows a highly competitive eight month long process in which Austin ultimately edged out Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte, N.C. "
That's the only time Detroit is mentioned in the press release, which is mostly Austin being praised for having built something called Circuit of the Americas. It's a massive racetrack/hotel/complex that'll apparently host most of the events. Maybe we should've started on that whole Arena District thing a few years sooner?
· Press Release [ESPN]