Sweet Home Alabama: CrossFit Games to Birmingham for 2024-27
The CrossFit Games are heading to Birmingham, AL after next season, and will be staying in the state’s largest city from 2024-27. The Games will be hosted at the Birmingham CrossPlex, a multi-sport complex located downtown.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a city official with knowledge of the agreement confirmed this to Morning Chalk Up. Prior to the 2022 CrossFit Games, the company’s GM of Sport, Justin Bergh announced that 2023 would be their final year in Madison, WI, the city that’s played host since 2017.
CrossFit delivered the following statement when contacted by Morning Chalk Up concerning the report:
- “We’re not commenting on any potential locations for 2024 and beyond at this point. We’ll be making an announcement soon that will detail the complete 2023 season and we’re looking forward to returning to and celebrating our time in Madison next summer. Once the 2023 season announcement is complete, we’ll be able to confirm future locations before the end of this year.”
Remind me: The Games started at Dave Castro’s family ranch in Aromas, California in 2007, founder and former CEO of CrossFit, Greg Glassman, famously called it “the Woodstock of fitness.”
- As the Games evolved and grew, it also moved from the Ranch in Aromas to the Home Depot Center (later StubHub Center) in Carson, CA, where it would stay until 2017. The 2017 CrossFit moved to Madison, WI where it has stayed (minus a return trip to Aromas during the disrupted COVID season of 2020) up until this past season for the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games.
Why it matters: For the third time in its history, the CrossFit Games are moving.
- It’s worth noting that according to weather.com, the average temperature in Birmingham at the end of July and beginning of August is 90 degrees fahrenheit, while the average humidity is 75%.