Outside Activities Expand at 2018 Games

July 15, 2018


New ways to enjoy the ultimate celebration of health in fitness in 2018.

For a second year, the CrossFit Games will bring the Woodstock of fitness to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Everyone knows that the CrossFit Games bring together the fittest fans and athletes on Earth for five glorious days of competition. But the competition is only part of the Games experience.

This year, spectators at the Games will have more options outside the competition than ever before. The 2018 Games bring more space, more accommodations, and more community events.

Discover what’s new this year, what you can do outside the Coliseum and what to expect as you make plans to attend the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.


The North Park Stadium is getting a facelift this year. The new stadium will now seat more than 10,000 people—nearly 50 percent more than the 2017 stadium—plus offer plenty of standing room, a massive video board, and food and beverage options galore.

North Park Stadium


This year, Festival Tickets give spectators access to the majority of the Games action, allowing access to all events that take place outside the Coliseum. This includes over 50 percent of the individual events, 75 percent of the team events and 100 percent of the various age-group events, weather permitting. Festival Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.  

Unable to attend the entire weeklong festival? No problem. Single-day tickets start as low as $25! Purchase single-day tickets here.


The Madison Club makes its return this year, once again providing fans with a unique opportunity to watch the Games in first-class fashion. Members of the Madison Club can enjoy a full lunch buffet Wednesday through Sunday and a dinner buffet Friday through Sunday in addition to the snacks, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be offered daily.

This year, the two Madison Club locations have changed. The first location will be on the east side of the new North Park Stadium, offering incredible views of all the action in the North Park. Check out the rendering below. The second location will be positioned inside the Coliseum on the northwest corner. This will allow Coliseum ticket holders easy access to the hospitality amenities of the Madison Club.

Click here for more information about the Madison Club.

Spectator area, North Park Stadium
Madison Club spectator area, North Park Stadium
Alliant Energy Center campus, including Madison Club locations
Alliant Energy Center campus, including Madison Club locations


If you’re hoping to get the full Games experience, why not sleep under the stars just a stone’s throw away from the proving grounds?

Reserve a 10-by-20-ft. tent camping spot on the grass of Willow Island—just behind the Coliseum. Your camping space will cost $250 for the week (limit four per customer), and temporary shower and restroom facilities will be available. 

CAMP SITES AVAILABLE - Click here to reserve.

    In addition to tent spaces, this year's camping options include Camping Rx’d and RV options. Camping Rx'd includes a 16-ft. canvas, weatherproof tent, already set up and outfitted with sleeping furniture (prices vary). RV spaces have various amenities options and are priced at $700 for the entire week. 


    Additional details and information about all camping options can be found here.  

    If you’re looking for accommodations but camping’s not for you, visit CrossFitHotels.com to check out a variety of hotels in the Madison area.  


    This year, spectators also will have the opportunity to attend the 2018 CrossFit Health Conference.

    The 2018 CrossFit Health Conference will be held July 31 - Aug. 2 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Join CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman and a world-class crew of independent thinkers and doers as we explore the devolution of science and the ills of modern medicine.

    Each day’s schedule will include introductory and closing remarks by CrossFit’s Founder and feature lectures by medical visionaries challenging common misinformation in the health sciences. For instance, Dr. Axel Pflueger will talk about the chronic disease epidemic and the role of lifestyle therapy, and Dr. Thomas Seyfried will discuss cancer as a mitochondrial metabolic disease.

    To view the full schedule and a complete list of speakers, click here.

    Click here for free tickets to the event.

    2018 CrossFit Health Conference

    Ragnar Relay

    Want to make sure you get your fitness in while in Madison, Wisconsin, for the CrossFit Games? Register for the Ragnar 1.4 Relay where you and three friends (or two for an ultra team) will run relay style on a 1.4-mile course. Come ready to run fast and compete against other fans and spectators at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games.

    The event takes place Thursday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m., and participation is FREE for CrossFit Games ticket holders. Come compete for a chance to win a traditional Ragnar baton and, of course, bragging rights for the rest of the weekend.

    Stick around after the event to learn about Ragnar’s dedicated CrossFit Division. You and your gym-mates can now compete against local affiliates at any of Ragnar’s 40 events across the world.

    Register for the CrossFit Games Ragnar 1.4 Relay here.

    Ragnar Relay

    Fit Barge

    Athletes aren't the only ones who get to be a part of the action this year. Reebok and Brittingham Boats have teamed up to create Lake Monona’s first ever Fit Barge.

    July 27 through Aug. 6, from sunrise to sunset, area residents, area visitors, and CrossFit Games attendees will have access to FREE fitness classes, giveaways, athlete appearances, live music, social gatherings, movie screenings, and more all while floating across Lake Monona on the Reebok and Brittingham Boats Fit Barge.

    Click here to learn more and reserve your spot at one of these memorable floating workouts.

    Fit Barge