According to The Morning Chalk Up, a popular CrossFit community website, the CrossFit games are coming to Birmingham. Read on to find out what this could mean for The Magic City.
What are the CrossFit Games?
The CrossFit Games are the ultimate test to find the fittest man and woman alive. A tradition that began 15 years ago is now attended by fans from around the world and streamed on networks like ESPN and CBS. Athletes train year-round for events that are only announced upon their arrival. Events may include long-distance swims and runs, obstacle courses, powerlifting, and rope climbing.
There are four phases in The Games before the athlete can be crowned the strongest. Athletes can compete individually or as a team, and anyone over the age of 14 can register for The Games. You can learn more by visiting their website.
Here’s what we know
The Morning Chalk Up story about the CrossFit games coming to Birmingham is based on an anonymous source from a Birmingham City official.
In the Morning Chalk Up article, CrossFit issued a statement saying they are not commenting on potential venues for the Games at this time.
Below is the explanation.
“At this time we are not commenting on potential locations for 2024 and beyond. Once the 2023 season announcement is complete, we can confirm future locations before the end of this year.”
Bham Now could not confirm if the CrossFit Games are coming to Birmingham. Earlier this week, CBS 42 also covered the story of The Morning Chalk Up.
The CrossFit Games are currently taking place in Madison, Wisconsin – with an average of 55,000 participants. The economic impact of the games is approximately $12 million.
For more information on the location of the 2024 CrossFit Games, watch this podcast video by The Morning Chalk Up.
Birmingham is in full swing
Birmingham is on the rise when it comes to hosting global and national sporting events. Last spring and summer, Birmingham welcomed the USFL and the World Games. In 2025, the World Police and Fire Games are coming to Magic City.
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