- Street League Skateboarding Brings Pro Open Contest to Barcelona Establishing a Gateway into the League for International Field Then Returns to Major US Markets
LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With a historic announcement, Street League Skateboarding (SLS) has extended the season schedule to include the first-ever international Pro Open event, establishing a forum for the world's best to shine alongside the elite of SLS and qualify directly into the Tour. As a prelude to the 2015 season, the SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona, Spain, will debut this global program as the first-ever independent international event on the SLS calendar, while at the same time providing an opportunity for the next class of street skateboarders to enter this elite competitive series.
The SLS Nike SB Pro Open marks the second entry event that offers two professional skateboarders the chance to earn a way to compete alongside the exclusive lineup of the 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour. Supported by the recent incorporation of Skatepark of Tampa's Tampa Pro, Tampa Am and Damn Am contests, the addition of the international SLS Nike SB Pro Open further unlocks the professional competitive space to skateboarding's rawest talent not yet in SLS, providing a global qualification structure through which to advance toward the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. Following the SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona, the 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour officially kicks off in Los Angeles, CA, moving on to New York City neighbor Newark, NJ, before its finale in Chicago, IL.
SLS offers options for fans across the world to tune in and watch skateboarding's most prestigious competition series. Fans in the United States can watch the 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour on FOX Sports 1 and customers of participating cable and satellite TV providers may access the live stream of the Tour stops through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. International fans can catch the official live webcast exclusively on StreetLeague.com.
SLS NIKE SB WORLD TOUR DATES AND VENUES:
- May 16–17 SLS Nike SB Pro Open | Skate Agora BDN I Barcelona, Spain
- July 11 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Stop One | Galen Center at USC | Los Angeles, CA
- August 23 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Stop Two | Prudential Center | Newark, NJ
- October 4 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship | UIC Pavilion | Chicago, IL
FOR OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE AND PRESS KIT, CLICK HERE or visit www.streetleague.com. For all media inquiries contact Sarah Bronilla at VOCAL: sarah@VOCALnyc.com, +1-212-388-9205 or John Stouffer at FOX Sports: john.stouffer@FOX.com.
SOURCE Street League Skateboarding