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The CrossFit Games will take place at the Alliant Energy Center campus in Madison, Wisconsin, from Aug. 1-4. The gates to the venue will open at a different time every morning of competition. See the table below for details.
|Competition Days||Thursday, Aug. 1||Friday, Aug. 2||Saturday, Aug. 3||Sunday, Aug. 4|
|Gates Open||8:00 a.m.||7:45 a.m.||9:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m.|
After you book your tickets to the CrossFit Games, be sure to book your lodging. If you have yet to secure a spot for your stay while in Madison, don’t worry, many options are still available.
Book discounted CrossFit Game hotel rooms: CLICK HERE.
If you need to reserve or book 10 or more rooms, please CLICK HERE and fill out the sub-block form.
To cancel or modify your existing reservation, please use the link provided in your email acknowledgement and do not contact the hotel directly. If you lost or deleted your confirmation email, or have questions about the CrossFit Games hotel options, please contact Connections Housing at 678-730-2519 or by e-mail at CrossFitGames@
RV AND TENT CAMPING
AEC Prohibited Items
Items not permitted into the facility include, but are not limited to, the following:
Food, alcohol, etc.
Noisemakers, whistles, air horns, musical instruments, drumsticks, cowbells, etc.
Glass bottles, metal cans, etc.
Animals (except approved service animals)
Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.
Fireworks, slingshots, smoke bombs, laser pointers, etc.
Large bags, large backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, beach bags, etc. (nothing larger than 12-by-12-by-16 inches)
Water guns, toy/replica weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, in-line skates, skates, etc.
Flags/signs larger than 3-by-4 feet
Sticks, poles, rods, etc.
Confetti or streamers
Guests found in possession of any of the above-mentioned items will be asked to remove the item(s) from the facility or dispose of it. Guests found in possession of the above-mentioned item(s) inside of the facility may be subject to the confiscation of the item(s) or possible ejection. Guests found in possession of fireworks or explosive devices will be ejected from the facility. Guests who refuse to comply may be denied entry or be ejected from the facility and may be subject to arrest.
Parking and Transportation
The CrossFit Games will take place at the Alliant Energy Center, located at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin, 53713.
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 & Rimrock Road. The venue is just minutes from Interstate 90/94 (via Hwys. 12 and 18), the 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, getting 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, IL (South): Take I-90 to Exit 142A; head West on Hwy 12/18; drive 5 miles to Rimrock Road (Exit 262).
From Green Bay, WI (North): Take I-90 to Exit 142A; head West on Hwy 12/18; drive 5 miles to Rimrock Road (Exit 262).
From Milwaukee, WI (East): Take I-94 West to I-90 South; take Exit 142A; head West on Hwy 12/18; drive 5 miles to Rimrock Road (Exit 262).
From Minneapolis, MN (West): Take I-90 South to Exit 142A; head West on Hwy 12/18; drive 5 miles to Rimrock Road (Exit 262).
From Des Moines, IA (South): Take I-80 East to I-380 North; head North on Hwy 151; take Hwy 12/18E to Rimrock Road (Exit 262).
Once on Rimrock Road, follow the signage and traffic patterns to enter into one of the many entrances into the Alliant Energy Center.
In 2018, all parking at the CrossFit Games is free to spectators. Paved parking is limited, with backup grass parking located in Quann Park. It is highly recommended that spectators consider utilizing one of the various alternative modes of transportation that Madison has to offer.
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 BCycle, Machinery Row Bicycles or Budget Bicycle Center.
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 www.mymetrobus.com to plan your trip.
The world’s fittest fans leave their cars behind and let Uber do all the work. Uber will get you to the Games in Madison, Wisconsin, without the hassle of driving or parking.
Wherever you’re headed in the Madison area, count on Lyft for a ride within 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 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 operates the largest taxi fleet in Madison. Their experienced staff and drivers provide over 400,000 rides annually.
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 occasion transportation needs. Mad City offers personal and professional limo service to accommodate every customer's needs.
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 and business meetings, and cater 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.
New in 2019: Wristbands will be replaced by Ticketmaster Mobile Tickets. After creating an account with Ticketmaster at the time of your purchase, you can log in to your account at any time to retrieve a barcode containing your ticket package. Each ticket will have a scannable barcode that can be added to your smartphone’s wallet. Note: A screenshot of the barcode will not register. A short video tutorial can be found here.
With Ticketmaster Mobile Tickets, the purchaser of Festival + Coliseum Packages or Festival Only Packages will have the ability to send ticket packages (mobile tickets) to anyone they choose through their Ticketmaster account. Each recipient of a mobile ticket will receive an email from Ticketmaster with instructions to create a Ticketmaster account of their own to retrieve their mobile ticket.
All ticket holders (not just the ticket purchaser) must create an account with Ticketmaster to obtain their tickets. The easiest way to ensure you have access to your tickets is to download the Ticketmaster app here.
There are two ways to access your Ticketmaster Mobile Tickets.
Download the Ticketmaster app here. (U.S. and Canadian residents only.)
Log into your Ticketmaster account using the web browser on your smartphone.
In both instances, you will have the ability to download your tickets to your smart phone’s wallet. Check out the short video tutorial here. Your ticket will be scanned each time you enter the Alliant Energy Center. For those with Festival + Coliseum Ticket Packages, your mobile ticket will be scanned a second time upon entry to the Coliseum.
If you intend to transfer any tickets you purchased, remember to do so through your Ticketmaster account (instructions here). If you have any issues accessing your mobile tickets, follow the simple steps here.
Don’t have a smartphone or having issues recovering your tickets? Visit the box office directly across the street from the main entrance for assistance.
FESTIVAL ONLY PACKAGES
A Festival Only Package is a ticket bundle that allows access to all competition events with the exception of individual and team events inside the Coliseum.
Weeklong Festival Only Packages are $99 (plus a $10 facility fee) and provide access to all days of the CrossFit Games.
If you purchase a Festival Only 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 also will 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!
FESTIVAL + COLISEUM PACKAGES
A Festival + Coliseum Package is a ticket bundle that 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, which designates a reserved seat. Tickets range from $225 to $500 (plus a $10 facility fee per ticket). Price is dependent on the location of your Coliseum seat.
With a Festival + Coliseum Package, you will have access to all the individual, team, masters and teenage competitions. With the purchase of a $500 ticket, you’ll be as close as possible to the action in your seat in the Coliseum.
Kids 12 and under will receive free Festival Only admission but need tickets or passes if they wish to enter the Coliseum or one of the Madison Club locations. Tickets are not required for children 2 and under who do not need a seat.
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SINGLE-DAY FESTIVAL TICKETS
Single-Day Festival Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, June 28, and be available here. These tickets provide access to all competition events on a specific day, with the exception of individual and team events inside the Coliseum.
Single-Day Festival Ticket prices vary by day. If you only purchase a Festival Ticket, 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 also will have ample access to video boards where you can take in all the action. If you are not in the Coliseum, the 20,000-square-foot beer garden is the place to be!
Single-Day Festival Tickets are priced as follows (not including a $2 facility fee):
Thursday - $35
Friday - $35
Saturday - $35
Sunday - $35
*Subject to change at discretion of CrossFit.
Note: CrossFit reserves the right to sell single-day tickets at the door, if available.
WILL CALL/BOX OFFICE HOURS
Mon., July 29 - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue., July 30 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 31 - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 1 - 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 2 - 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug 3 - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 4 - 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
RESELLING YOUR TICKETS
Plans change. Need to sell your CrossFit Games ticket packages? You have the option to sell your tickets, safely and securely, directly through TM+ (linked to your Ticketmaster account). Tickets are 100% verified and cannot be counterfeited.
Simply select the tickets you wish to sell, price your tickets, and select the payment method through which you’d like to receive your funds.
Step-by-step details for mobile devices, the Ticketmaster app, or computers can be found here.
Common questions on selling tickets through Ticketmaster are answered here.
Event Guide App
The CrossFit Games Event Guide app allows users to track their favorite athletes and teams on the Leaderboard, make a personalized spectator schedule, and discover which athletes, venues and vendors are trending at the Games. Through the app you’ll also have access to venue maps, local Madison information and social-media posts.
Stay connected through the app as the top athletes in the world fight for the title of Fittest on Earth.