LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—ASA Entertainment, the world’s largest action sports event and television production company, has selected the five U.S. cities which will host events on the 2007 Action Sports World Tour.
The tour, which will run from September until November in the U.S., includes stops in Phoenix, San Diego, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Dallas. More than 200 of the world’s top professional skateboarders, freestyle BMXers, inline skaters and freestyle motocross riders will compete again in 2007 in the Tour’s eleventh year. Past Tour Champions include superstars like Bucky Lasek, Jamie Bestwick, Ryan Sheckler, Ryan Nyquist, Daniel Dhers, Takeshi Yasutoko, Sandro Dias, Fabiola da Silva, Chad Kagy and four-time World Champion, Nate Adams. All are expected back in 2007 in their quest for the prestigious Action Sports World Championships title.
“ASA delivers the most authentic and entertaining action sports experience available,” said Rick Bratman, President of ASA. “We’ve been at the heart of the action sports movement long before the major networks were taking notice, and our mission continues to be delivering the spirit and excitement of the action sports lifestyle like no other organization can.”
The 2007 Action Sports World Tour gets off to a rousing start on September 1st and 2nd in Phoenix, with two days of intense competition at Jobing.com Arena. The stop marks a first for the tour in the Valley of the Sun and promises to bring plenty of excitement to locals looking for a family activity on Labor Day weekend.
Following a weekend off, the world-class athletes will travel north to compete in the nation’s premier hotbed for action sports, San Diego, on Mission Beach from September 14-16.
Besides the best pros on the planet, the three-day San Diego event will also feature the first-ever all girls skateboard, snowboard and surfing competition, entitled the S3 Supergirl Jam.
The next stop for the 2007 Action Sports World Tour is at Fairplex Park in Pomona, CA, just East of Los Angeles. Long home to one of the Golden State’s most popular fairs, Fairplex will be turned upside-down by the thrills and chills of seeing of the best talent in Freestyle Motocross participate in the 2007 LG World Championships of Freestyle Motocross on September 29th with a new head-to-head format inspired by the riders, Nate Adams will have his work cut out to win a fifth consecutive World Championships title.
The “regular season” portion of the schedule for the 2007 Action Sports World Tour concludes on October 6th & 7th in Cincinnati. The Queen City welcomes back ASA to the Cincinnati Gardens for what has historically been one of the more popular stops on the tour.
Those athletes who have accumulated enough global ranking points in their respective disciplines will earn a berth into the next event, the 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, at Reunion Arena in Dallas. From November 9-11 seven 2007 champions will be crowned and bragging rights for the next year (not to mention $625,000 in prize money) will be on the line.
The 2007 Action Sports World Tour is the only global competition circuit in action sports. It features approximately 200 of the world’s top athletes competing in professional skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and Freestyle Motocross (FMX) events.
While one-off corporate-driven action sports events and tours have come and gone over the past 14 years, ASA has consistently provided a competitive framework for the action sports universe. The organization and its annual events have been at the heart of the industry since 1994. All of the Action Sports World Tour competitions are televised in the United States as well as to 180 countries globally.
In addition to world-class professional competitions, each of the events also includes live concerts from nationally-renowned recording artists, freestyle motocross exhibitions, athlete autograph sessions, video games, graffiti artists, DJ’s and other festival-oriented elements synonymous with the action sports lifestyle.