The CrossFit Games team has finally picked a location for the 2017 CrossFit Games. And its Madison, Wisconsin. What?! Im not going to lie when I first heard this I didn’t react favorably. I had a few chuckles and then a few “are you really serious Dave Castro?! or are you just messing with us again.”
“The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. After seven years at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, the Games will move to a new location for at least the next three years.” – games.crossfit.com
After getting over my initial reaction I quickly pulled up Google Maps to see what the hype is all about in Madison.
Lakes, lakes, and more lakes. Oh and don’t forget some well known parks as well. Specifically, CrossFit chose the multi-building Alliant Energy Center. It’s an entertainment venue that contains over 164 acres of jam packed awesomeness at the for CFHQ to plan their weekend of torture for the lucky few. Below is a hype video for the move.
It looks pretty good so far. And reluctantly for now CrossFit Games and Dave Castro have me convinced it is a good move. So I will go into this season with an open mind. And my fingers are crossed Madison, Wisconsin brings its A-Game for the next three years.
Ill miss you Carson, California.
h/t CrossFit Games
Photo Credit: CrossFit Games