Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles for " ESPN X GAMES 16", the annual sports event for extreme action sports, starts today and runs through Sunday, August 1st. This year's summer "X GAMES" will take place entirely in downtown Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, the L.A. LIVE Event Deck and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The action starts today at 10:15 am with the BMX Freestyle Park Elimination at the L.A. LIVE Event Deck. Gates open at 9 am. On Friday, July 30th, the Skateboard Park Elimination kicks off the day's events at the L.A. LIVE Event Deck at 10:45 am, with gates opening at 9 am. On Saturday, July 31st, catch the BMX Freestyle Park Final at the L.A. LIVE Event Deck at 11 am. Gates open at 10 am. On Sunday, August 31st, the BMX Freestyle Street Final kicks off the day's events at 10:45 am at the L.A. LIVE Event Deck. Gates open at 10 am. For a detailed schedule of events and their locations, please see the L.A. LIVE website, www.lalive.com/xgames. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the L.A. LIVE complex, located in downtown Los Angeles.

Events at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will only take place on Thursday, July 29th and Saturday, July 31st. All competition events at the Coliseum require a ticket for entry. Admission into the stadium starts at 3 pm. Re-entry is not allowed. Coliseum events consist of the following: Moto X Freestyle, Super X Men's, Women's and Adaptive, Skateboard Big Air, Rally Car Racing, SuperRally, BMX Freestyle Big Air, and Skateboard Big Air Rail Jam. There will be complimentary FREE shuttle service between L.A. LIVE and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, July 29th and Saturday, July 31st from 4 pm to 10 pm. The shuttle stop for L.A. LIVE is located at the corner of Figueroa and 12th Street at the Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, in front of the LA Convention Center. The shuttle stop at the Los Angeles Coliseum is at 39th and Grand.

All "X GAMES" competition events require tickets for entry. Competition event tickets range from $9-$40 (service charges may apply). Advanced tickets can be purchased from all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com/xgames, the STAPLES Center Box Office and at the Los Angeles Coliseum Box Office located at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena just off of South Coliseum Drive. Tickets will be available on the day of the event based on availability and can be purchased at the STAPLES Center Box Office in X FEST, the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Box Office as well as the Box Offices at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Tickets are not required for entry into X FEST, which is FREE and open to the public.

X FEST is the ultimate action sports festival featuring the ESPN X Games National Sponsor booths, industry booths, three interactive parks, athlete appearances, Radio X Stage, demos and more. Located along Chick Hearn Court and the surrounding area of the STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, X FEST is the spot to grab free swag and participate in awesome giveaways and fun activities like the rock climbing wall and airbrush face painting. The X FEST venue will be open during the following times:

Thursday, July 29 9 am - 5 pm Friday, July 30 9 am - 7 pm Saturday, July 31 9 am - 5 pm Sunday, August 1 9 am - 7 pm

L.A. LIVE will have various pay parking lots around the venue on Figueroa Street that will range from $20-$25. To reference parking locations, please visit: www.lalive.com/parkingguide. Please visit www.xgames.com for X Games specific parking. There are several public transportation options for L.A. LIVE. Please visit www.metro.net to find available bus routes and rail lines or call 1-800-COMMUTE.

For more information: Now through Sunday, August 1st
X GAMES 16
L.A. LIVE
800 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles 90015
(213) 763-LIVE (5483)
866-LIVE-4-LA (866-548-3452)
www.lalive.com/xgames
www.xgames.com

Thursday, July 29th & Saturday, July 31st Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles 90037
www.lacoliseumlive.com