One of several hundred skateboarders at the Battle Slam Jam at Grayson Skatepark in August 2009. If Charlotte is chosen to host the summer X-Games in 2014, it would be one of the biggest extreme sports events on the East Coast.
The X-Games may have a three-year run in Charlotte. ESPN announced that Charlotte is one of four cities being considered to host the summer X-Games for three years, starting in 2014. It's a four-day event with multiple extreme sports including BMX freestyle, skateboarding and motorbike competitions. Josh Frazier, the owner of the South End clothing and skateboard shop, Black Sheep, says the event would show a different side to the city.