The CrossFit Games are the ultimate proving grounds for the Fittest on Earth. More than 416,000 athletes competed in the 2018 Open, but only the top fraction of a percent earn the chance to compete on the big stage.
At the Games, fans experience what CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman has called the “Woodstock of fitness.” Since its inception in 2007, the Games have grown from a small throwdown at the historic Ranch in Aromas, California, to an enormous celebration of fitness where the CrossFit community comes together to witness the crowning of the Fittest on Earth and connect with other trainers, athletes, fans and affiliate owners from around the world.
The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games will take place in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Alliant Energy Center, Aug. 1-5. The masters, teenage, individual and team competitions will all take place within five days. A detailed schedule of the competition will be released at a later date.
During downtime in the competition, fans can take part in many activities. There will be more than 200,000 square feet of vendors and sponsors, a 20,000-square-foot beer garden, space for RV and tent camping, 20,000 square feet of spectator workout space, opportunities to try the same workouts as the athletes, live demonstrations from CrossFit Subject Matter Experts and more! The entire city of Madison will be geared up for the Games and will offer great opportunities for dining, drinking and enjoying outdoor activities throughout the city.
Festival + Coliseum Package
A Festival + Coliseum ticket is a five-day pass, which includes access to all competition events throughout the day and a reserved seat inside the Coliseum. All Individual and Team events that take place in the Coliseum will require a Festival + Coliseum Ticket with a reserved seat. Tickets range from $225 to $500. Price is dependent on the location of your Coliseum seat.
With a Festival + Coliseum Package, you will have access to all of the individual, team, masters and teenage competitions. (Note: during masters and teenage events in the Coliseum, seating will be first come, first served.) With the purchase of a $500 ticket, you’ll be as close as possible to the action in your seat in the Coliseum.
See below for a seating chart of the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum.
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A Festival Ticket is a five-day pass that allows access to all competition events, with the exception of individual and team events inside the Coliseum. Festival Tickets are $99.
If you only purchase a Festival Package, you will have complete access to the masters and teenage competitions, as well as all outside events for the teams and individuals.
The Alliant Energy Center campus will also have ample access to video boards where you can take in all the action. If you’re not in the Coliseum, the 20,000-square-foot beer garden is the place to be!
Single-day tickets will not be available in the initial sale. CrossFit reserves the right to sell single-day tickets later, online or at the door, if available.
Kids 12 and under will receive free Festival admission but will need tickets or passes if they wish to enter the Coliseum or one of the Madison Club locations.
Receiving Your Tickets
Those who purchase packages can choose between having their wristbands mailed and picking them up at will call. Wristbands will be assigned to one individual and are non-transferable. Please note that you will receive an email confirmation of your purchase but there will not be a physical ticket. Your wristband will serve as your ticket and will contain your seat information.
U.S. residents must complete their ticket purchases by July 9, 2018 in order to have their tickets mailed to them (within the U.S.). Games ticket mailings will begin in June. International ticket purchases must be completed by June 22, 2018 in order for tickets to be shipped internationally. Any purchases made after these two deadlines will not qualify for shipping. Purchases made after these deadlines will result in tickets being left at will call.
2018: The Madison Club
For your chance to beat the crowds, have early access to tickets, and watch the competition in the lap of luxury, become a member of the Madison Club. With a Madison Club membership, Festival-goers will have access to exclusive perks and amenities while watching the Fittest on Earth compete.
All Madison Club members who purchase passes prior to Friday, April 13, will have first access to purchase reserved Coliseum tickets for the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.
Madison Club passes will also include the following amenities:
Valet parking (one valet per every four Madison Club passes purchased)
Access to two premier hospitality locations:
In the first location, cool off in a climate-controlled tent located between the Coliseum and the beer garden. This premier location will include indoor and outdoor seating, views of the main CrossFit Games boulevard and TVs showing all the action.
In the second location, pass holders can spectate from an open-air sky box overlooking one of the main floors of competition.
Full lunch buffet Wednesday through Sunday, dinner buffet Friday through Sunday, and snacks throughout each day
Beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages
First opportunity to renew your Madison Club passes in 2019, which will allow first opportunity to purchase reserved Coliseum tickets for the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games.
$1,000 per Madison Club pass
Buy five or more and your price drops to $900 per Madison Club pass
Quantities are very limited
Interested parties should contact email@example.com.
* Note: The cost of the pass is in addition to the cost of your CrossFit Games ticket. Purchasing a Madison Club pass alone will not gain you access to the Festival grounds or Coliseum.
For the ultimate experience at the Games, including valet parking, VIP hospitality and the first opportunity to get the best seats in the house, consider the Madison Club.
The affiliate ticket pre-sale will begin Friday, April 20, 2018, and last until Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Affiliates that had 12 or more athletes sign up for the 2018 Open will get early access to the ticketing website, Ticketmaster, where they’ll be able to purchase up to eight Festival + Coliseum Packages and an unlimited number of Festival packages (must be purchased in one transaction).
To gain early access, you must have a code. Affiliate Managers should sign into their account at Games.CrossFit.com and check their competition dashboard page to find their unique code, which will allow them to purchase up to eight Festival + Coliseum Packages through Ticketmaster. Codes will be displayed on April 11, 2018.
If you are having trouble accessing your passcode, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have trouble processing your ticket order, please contact Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000, or check out Ticketmaster’s customer service FAQ.
Anyone can use the code. If the Affiliate Manager is not interested in purchasing tickets, he or she can hand the code off to another member at the gym or a friend halfway around the world. There are no restrictions on who can use the code; it’s entirely up to the Affiliate Manager.
Keep in mind that the code can only be used once for a single purchase. For example, you will not be able to have four friends purchase two packages each. In that scenario, you will need to have one friend buy eight packages and have the other three friends pay her back.
Beginning Thursday, April 26, 2018, remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public.
Tickets for Games Qualifiers
We encourage all family and friends of potential Games qualifiers to purchase ticket packages during the initial public sale or Affiliate sale.
However, to ensure that every Games qualifier has some seats for their family and friends, we've set aside ticket packages for Games qualifiers.
Each masters and teenage competitor will receive two Festival packages.
Each team will have the opportunity to purchase four discounted Festival + Coliseum packages and the option to purchase up to four more at face value.
Each individual will have the opportunity to purchase two discounted Festival + Coliseum packages, and the option to buy up to two more at face value.
Competitors must purchase their tickets within a week of qualifying for the Games. Games organizers will provide information via email.
Any remaining ticket packages will be released to the public on a weekly basis following each week of Regionals.
RV, Tent Camping and Camping Rx’d at the Games
Last year, we introduced camping as a new part of the CrossFit Games experience! For the second year in a row, spectators can wake up every morning with other CrossFit fans just a short walk from the Coliseum.
RV parking and tent camping will be available for those attending the Games.
There are 99 RV camping spaces located on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. These spaces will be sold online and require a minimum purchase of four weeklong Games packages (Festival or Festival + Coliseum). Each RV space is priced at $700 for the entire week. Amenities listed below.
50-amp (25 spaces) or 30-amp (74 spaces) hookups available.
There are no sewer water hookups, but gray/black water removal service will be available/
Additionally, fresh water will be available to refill your tanks.
Additional shower and restroom facilities will be available.
* UPDATE: All RV spaces have been sold out for the 2018 season.
Don’t have an RV? Camp on-site on a smaller scale.
A large amount of tent spaces on the grass are available. A 10-by-20-foot camping space costs $250 for the week (limit four per customer). Temporary shower and restroom facilities will be available.
Also, a new camping option will be available this year for those interested in getting a luxury camping experience without lugging around a ton of gear. With the Camping Rx’d option, you can:
Stay in style with a 16-ft. canvas, weatherproof tent, already set up and outfitted with sleeping furniture.
Have your choice of bed size and quantity; 1-bed, 2-bed, 4-cot and 6-sleeping-bag options available.
Stay in a premier location in the campground on Willow Island.
Have access to lantern lighting and a power outlet.
Access shower and restroom facilities.
RV, tent, Camping Rx’d campers may move into Willow Island starting Monday, July 30, at 8 a.m., and must be moved in by Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. All campers must move out by Monday, Aug. 6, before 12 p.m. There are no in and out privileges during this time. Additional vehicle parking will be available in a nearby lot, but personal vehicles will not be allowed on Willow Island.
RV, tent, and Camping Rx’d tent spaces will be assigned at a later date, but after you've made your purchase, if you have special requests or would like to be near another camper, please contact Becky Abing at the Alliant Energy Center at Abing@alliantenergycenter.com.
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On-site parking is free this year, but space is extremely limited.
For those located downtown or near the Alliant Energy Center, we highly recommend finding an alternate method of transportation to the Games such as ride-sharing, walking or biking.
After an amazing first year in Madison, CrossFit will return the excitement and spirit of the Games to one of the top party cities in the U.S., not to mention one of the fittest.
See you there.