Back To Madison: County Board Approves CrossFit Games Contract Through 2022
The path has been cleared for the CrossFit Games to return to Madison, Wisconsin for the 2021, and 2022 seasons.
Dane County board members on Thursday authorized the contract to keep the CrossFit Games in Madison for the next two seasons, extending the city’s tenure as the official home of the Games for a total of six years.
But wait, there’s more: The contract approval also included requests by the Alliant Energy Center and CrossFit to have the option available to host the Games in Madison for an additional three years, which would cover the 2023, 2024, and 2025 seasons.
- It would be a historic move, making Madison and the state of Wisconsin the longest running host of the CrossFit Games at nine years, with potentially eight full iterations of the Games taking place there given that the 2020 Games were moved due to the pandemic.
Remind me again: Back in May, we reported on a resolution passed by the Madison City Council that granted CrossFit use of the Olin Boat Park Launch — the entry point used for the swim event each season — through 2023.
CrossFit’s original contract with Madison ran through 2021, and with the 2020 Games being relocated to California due to restrictions from the pandemic, it seems reasonable that both CrossFit, the city, and the county would extend at least one year through 2022.