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CrossFit Games to Stay in Madison for 2024

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The NOBULL CrossFit Games will be staying in Madison for the next two seasons. CrossFit HQ sent out an official statement Wednesday, Jan. 25 stating the Wisconsin home of the Games since 2017 will continue for at least two more years.  

Remind me: Morning Chalk Up previously reported that the CrossFit Games would be moving to Birmingham, AL for the 2024-2027 seasons. On October 7, 2022 we reported, based on confirmation from a city official, that the Games would move to Birmingham and be hosted at the Birmingham Crossplex.  

One big thing: CrossFit’s GM of Sport, Justin Bergh announced, prior to the 2022 Games that 2023 would be the Games’ final year in Madison

  • When contacted by the Morning Chalk Up for more information about the move in 2024, CrossFit responded: “ “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.”
  • CrossFit did not confirm future locations before the end of year.

From the email: “CrossFit today announced that its flagship event – the NOBULL CrossFit Games – will remain in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2024. Madison has played host to the Games since 2017, and officials have been vocal about the benefits Wisconsin’s capital city have enjoyed from spectator and participant spending as a result of its role as the epicenter of the competition season.”

  • “CrossFit and Madison have a very special relationship that we are honored to continue for yet another two years, and I know our businesses and residents will welcome CrossFit back in 2023 and 2024 with open arms,” said Destination Madison and Madison Area Sports Commission Vice President Jamie Patrick. “As we saw during last year’s Games when thousands of people rallied behind an athlete to propel her to the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol stairs, CrossFit athletes, fans, and the Madison community are in this together every step of the way.”
  • “Our vision for the future is to bring the life-changing potential of CrossFit to more people, in more ways,” said CrossFit CEO Don Faul. “The CrossFit Games are a focal point for our brand as we reach millions of people around the world, and an opportunity for our global community to gather and celebrate as we crown the Fittest on Earth. We’re thrilled to return to Madison where we’ve been able to form an incredible partnership with the city and local community.”
  • “The athlete experience, and the test of fitness itself, is always front-of-mind for CrossFit,” said Justin Bergh, CrossFit’s GM of Sport. “But what I’m most excited about is the lasting impact we can make in host regions like Madison as we use the full strength of our education platform, network of coaches, and gyms to introduce fitness to people at all levels.”

The bottom line: Madison, WI has been a great home for the CrossFit Games and getting another year in Madtown is great for athletes and fans alike. It remains to be seen however, when, where or if the Games will move to a new host city.

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