CrossFit Games Moved, Fan Experience Cancelled

CrossFit officially announced in a press release Thursday that the CrossFit Games will move to Aromas, California.

The “CrossFit Ranch” as many know it is the family ranch of Games Director Dave Castro and was home to the CrossFit Games until it moved to its first large venue in Carson, California.

Included in the press release were notes that the Games will not be a public event, and any purchased tickets will be refunded by Ticketmaster. Should further social distancing practices be required, CrossFit is reserving the right to make the 2020 CrossFit Games an entirely digital event.

The full text of the press release:

“We remain fully committed to planning a live competition with live media coverage. At this point, we are concentrating on a competition in Aromas, the original home of the CrossFit Games. We are also evaluating options for virtual competition. We will continue to monitor events globally and will have more details for athletes and fans in the coming months.

The Games will not be a public event. Due to sweeping decisions to ban large festivals and sporting events for the foreseeable future, we are suspending the on-site spectator experience for this year. For fans who have purchased tickets, camping, or hospitality packages, Ticketmaster, who holds these payments until after any physical event, will be issuing full refunds. CrossFit will be issuing full refunds to exhibitors.”

Visit the press release on CrossFit’s website.

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