ESPN has said that the Reebok CrossFit Games are the best 50 bucks you can spend in sports. For CrossFitters, this is the biggest community event of the year. If you’ve never gone, this is your best year to go. The Home Depot Center is going to be stacked with fun activities, plenty of opportunities to work out, delicious food, beer, and your favorite vendors, not to mention the competition for the world’s fittest athlete.
Once you’re in the doors, there is no assigned seating. You will have access to the entire facility, including Tent City, the food court, a beer garden, and the three competition venues – the Masters Arena, Stadium, and Track.
A Workout of the Day area will be stocked with the space and equipment needed for the mainsite workout. A whiteboard will feature that day’s best performances, so if you work hard enough you just may win the title of “Fittest Spectator on Earth.”
Sports Series Beach and Cool Zone
Carson can get hot, but you can chill out in the Cool Zone, a 50 by 50 tent brought to you by the CrossFit Sports Series. It will be right next to the Sports Series Beach, featuring a slackline, horshshoes, beach volleyball, and a corn hole game. There have even been rumors of a mechanical bull.
Double Doubles and Beer
A Beer Garden will be right across the street from In-N-Out Burger, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, and the main entrance to the stadium. If you can’t get enough beer, check out the Michelob Ultra truck, complete with shade, TV’s, and bar stools.
The Best Coaching in the World
Having trouble learning the snatch, or shouldering Atlas stones? Come to the CrossFit Training Area and get personalized coaching in the Olympic lifts, strongman moves, kettlebells, and more from our subject matter experts.
Christmas for CrossFitters
The Vendor village will be filled with fifty vendors, including the official Games merchandise provided by Reebok. In addition, all of your favorite CrossFit Brands will be there. Prove your fitness and win some free gear: Reebok will have a throwdown area, Barbells for Boobs will have Grace-offs, and Concept 2 will have rowing challenges.
Bring your Brats
If you’re taking your kids along, it’s no problem. The Kids area will feature a bounce house, rock climbing wall, and more. If they’re too young to be let loose, the stadium will offer limited day-care service.
There will be many different ways to keep up with the competition. Four Jumbotrons covering live action will be viewable throughout the arena. Ever had trouble following the competition? A partnership with IDS has also allowed fans to see live scoring to get the most updated information as it happens. Three four-sided LED towers will show the schedule and a live leaderboard.
Just as the Games’ competitive experience has gotten bigger and better each year, the spectator experience has also grown exponentially. Remember when it was cool to have one jumbotron and flooring in Aromas? This year, we’ve imported a beach, brought an In-N-Out Truck, and an entire village of CrossFitters and gear.
Buy three-day passes to the Games here.