The CrossFit Games are the ultimate proving grounds for the Fittest on Earth. Only the top fraction of a percent will advance from the Open and Regionals to earn the chance to compete on the big stage.

For the second consecutive year, the CrossFit Games will be held in Madison, Wisconsin. This year’s event will be held at the Alliant Energy Center, Aug. 1-5. Tickets will go on sale in April. 

During downtime in the competition, fans can take part in many activities. There will be more than 200,000 square feet of exhibitors and sponsors, a 20,000-square-foot beer garden, an expanded food court and seating area, 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, concerts and more! The entire city of Madison will be geared up for the Games, with great dining, drinking and outdoor activities throughout the city.


With the success of the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, we are anticipating local accommodations to book quickly in 2018. If you have yet to secure a spot for your stay in Madison, don’t worry, there are many options!  


Due to high demand, hotel rooms are very limited. If you don’t have a room yet, make sure to check here frequently. Rooms are typically released shortly after Regionals have ended and volunteer registration is complete.

Another great site to check out is AllTheRooms.


Last year, we presented a new opportunity for fans to stay on-site at the Games: RV parking and tent camping. The same opportunity will be available this year. A detailed FAQ regarding RV and tent camping policies can be found here. Additional camping information can be found in this article. 



Airbnb is a fun way to stay with a group of friends and make Madison feel like home. Check out the rentals available in Madison here.


Rent a whole house for half the price of a hotel with VRBO.

Couch Surfing

Up for an adventure? Procrastinate booking a hotel room? Check out Madison Couch Surfing.

Parking and Transportation

The Alliant Energy Center is located at the gateway to downtown Madison, Wisconsin, just off the Beltline (Hwys. 12 and 18) on John Nolen Drive. The venue is just minutes from Interstate 90/94 via Hwys. 12 and 18, the Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison’s State Street area and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It's just 15 minutes from the Dane County Regional Airport, which has non-stop flights to and from many key destinations, or can get you anywhere in the world through connecting hubs.

The Alliant Energy Center is a prime site, situated near three major metro areas—250 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota, 145 miles from Chicago, Illinois, and 75 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

From Chicago (South): I-90 to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18, 5 miles to Rimrock Rd. exit 262

From Green Bay (North): I-90 to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18, 5 miles to Rimrock Rd. exit 262

From Milwaukee (East): I-94 West, I-90 South to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18 to Rimrock Rd. exit 262

From Minneapolis (West): I-90 South to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18 to Rimrock Rd. exit 262

From Des Moines (South): I-80 East to I-380 North, north on Hwy. 151 to Hwy. 12/18E, exit at Rimrock Rd. exit 262



On-site car parking will be very limited. It is highly recommended that spectators who do not have a parking or valet pass utilize one of the various alternative modes of transportation that Madison has to offer. Parking passes can be purchased with a Festival pass here for $25.

Rental Cars

  • Hertz

  • Alamo

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Budget

  • Avis


There will be plenty of designated on-site bike parking! One of only five cities to reach platinum-level status as a bicycle-friendly community, Madison has nearly 75 miles of off-street bicycle paths, 120 miles of on-street bikeways, designated safety zones at intersections and parking all around town. Interested in renting a bike? Check out your options at BCycleMachinery Row Bicycles or Budget Bicycle Center

Machinery Row Bicycles

Machinery Row rents bicycles by the day, week or month. They currently rent Trek Verve 3 and Trek 7200 hybrid bicycles in the following frame sizes: 15," 17.5,” 20,” 22.5” and 25.” Ladies’ bicycles are available in 13,” 16” and 18.5” frame sizes. With adjustable stems, suspension forks and suspension seat posts, these bicycles provide a comfortable fit and easy ride. Helmets and locks are available at no extra charge. Visit them at 601 Williamson St. to rent your ride for the week!

Budget Bicycle Center

Budget Bicycle Center rents bicycles by the day, week or month. Rates start at $10.00 per day. Helmets, maps and locks are available at no extra charge. Budget Bicycle Center offers assistance in finding the right bicycle to rent for your individual needs. Wondering where to ride, eat or grab a beer? Local expertise is always free!


Bus Lines

Madison Metro bus service has regular stops along John Nolen Drive, Olin Avenue and Rimrock Road. There are currently two bus stops on Rimrock Road, two on John Nolen Drive and one on Olin Avenue, adjacent to the Alliant Energy Center. Visit to plan your trip.



The world’s fittest fans leave their cars behind and let Uber do all the work. Get to the Games in Madison, Wisconsin, easy and fast, and forget about the worries of driving and parking. 


Wherever you’re headed in the Madison area, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go. After the ride, simply pay through your phone. 


Choose Alfred because you deserve only the most professional and knowledgeable drivers. Alfred will arrive in a Mercedes, Volkswagon or luxury SUV to provide a professional, courteous and safe transportation experience.

Green Cab

Green Cab is an eco-friendly taxicab service providing cheap, alternative public-passenger transportation to all of Madison, Dane County and beyond. Green Cab provides coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

Union Cab Co-op

Union Cab operates the largest taxi fleet in Madison. Their experienced staff and drivers provide over 400,000 rides annually.  


Mad City Limo

Mad City Limo & Car Service is a full-service Wisconsin transportation company. Their limo fleet consists of luxury sedan cars, SUVs, limos and limo buses. Let them take the stress out of airport transfers and all your special occasions. Mad City offers personal and professional limo service to accommodate all customers' needs.

AJ Prestige Worldwide Transportation

Book your next executive transportation service with AJ Prestige Madison Limo Service and Worldwide Transportation and you’ll receive reliable service from expert chauffeurs. They specialize in corporate travel for airport transportation, business meetings and catering to out-of-town guests. Avoid the flashy stretch limos with one of their corporate sedans, which provide the perfect amount of comfort and style.


RFID Wristbands

The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games will use high-tech, RFID-enabled wristbands to maximize your CrossFit Games experience. Your wristband serves as your admission ticket to enter the Games fast—with just a quick tap of your wristband—so make sure it's registered ahead of time.

Outside Lands, Coachella and many other major music festivals have turned to RFID-enabled wristbands to allow attendees to come and go freely between venues. We believe it's a natural fit for the CrossFit Games. If you've never used them before, it's important you take a few minutes to learn how they work. 

When CrossFit Games ticket packages are purchased, you'll have the option to have the packages mailed to you or placed at will call. If you live in the United States and would like to have your packages mailed, your purchase must be completed by July 9, 2018. If a purchase is made after this date, your package will be available at will call. You will need to bring your confirmation email and a valid photo ID to will call to receive your CrossFit Games wristband.  

Buyers from outside the United States must complete their purchases by June 22, 2018, in order to have their packages mailed. International buyers who purchase packages after June 22, 2018, may only claim their wristbands at will call.

Do NOT put your wristband on until the morning of the Games. Once you put it on, it will lock instantly and you won’t be able to remove it.

When you receive your wristband in the mail, you must register it online before you arrive at the festival. Check back for the registration link. 

If you ordered multiple wristbands, make sure each person creates a new account and registers with their information before arriving at the Games. Please do NOT register someone else’s wristband for them. 


  • Do NOT put on your wristband until the morning of the Games! (It will lock instantly and you won't be able to remove it.)
  • It costs $10 to replace lost wristbands.
  • Once you receive your CrossFit Games wristband in the mail, register it online. We will add a button to this page to register your wristband in the near future.
  • If you ordered multiple wristbands, make sure to give a wristband to each of your Games buddies and have them each create a new account and register with their information before arriving in Madison. Please do NOT register someone else's wristband for them. This helps us track your unique wristband in case it gets lost or damaged.
  • Only wristbands purchased from the official Ticketmaster website and ticketing partners are valid; do not purchase wristbands from third parties.
  • Take care of your wristband and treat it like cash. Wristbands are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
  • Wristbands that are lost or stolen will only be replaced to the original purchaser or registered attendee and are subject to a replacement fee.
  • Wristbands will be treated as void if tampered with or removed. Do not cut it.
  • Do not remove your wristband until after the final day of the Games.
  • Wristbands must be worn on the right wrist.


Check out the video below to learn more about your RFID wristband and how to put it on correctly. Do NOT wear the wristband until the first day of the Games! Once you put it on, you won't be able to remove it, as it has a one-way locking mechanism. Keep it on throughout the duration of the Games.


Your RFID wristband is programmed to know where you're allowed to go. If you purchased Festival + Coliseum tickets, you will be able to swipe your wristband at the Coliseum and enter the venue.



Before you arrive at the Games, please register your wristband online. Please check back here closer to the event to register your wristband.


Registering your wristband protects you in case your wristband is lost, stolen, damaged or stops working. Only the person who registers their wristband or the original purchaser can be issued a replacement wristband. We won’t know it’s yours unless you register it.


Please email with your order confirmation number, name and mailing address.


If you lost your wristband during the event, you will need to visit will call outside the event entrance.

If you have registered your wristband online, we will be able to retrieve your information with the name and email address you provided upon registration, along with a matching valid photo ID. At that point, we would deactivate your old wristband and activate a new one for you. Replacement wristbands are subject to a replacement fee.

If you have NOT registered your wristband online, we may be able to retrieve your original ticket order. However, the original purchaser must be present with a matching valid photo ID in order to issue a new wristband to you. We would also need to know the UID number (longer set of digits found on the back side of the RFID saddle) of the lost wristband to deactivate it.

The CrossFit Games is NOT responsible for lost or damaged wristbands. Play it safe and register your wristband before you arrive!

Still have questions? Please e-mail

NOTE: Check back for information on how to register your wristband.


Tickets for the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games will go on sale in April. Get all the information right here on when it's available.