Ski and Snowboard Big Air Coming to Fenway Announcement
BOSTON, MA (Sept. 22, 2015) -- The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), along with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Fenway Sports Management (FSM), announced that Fenway Park will host a big air snowboarding and freeskiing U.S. Grand Prix tour event on February 11-12, 2016. The Big Air at Fenway will feature a 140-foot snow ramp, more than three times the height of Fenway's Green Monster. Athletes from around the world, including Olympic and World Champions, will compete for a grand prize purse of $150,000.
The Big Air at Fenway will be the third big air stop on the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour and the second stop on the U.S. Grand Prix tour. Now in its 20th season, the U.S. Grand Prix is the longest running, season-long winter action sports tour featuring the best freeskiing and snowboarding athletes in the world.
"Big Air at Fenway will be one of the largest events in the 20-year history of the U.S. Grand Prix," said USSA Chief Marketing Officer Michael Jaquet. "It will draw some of the most talented athletes in big air, including a brilliant group of Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. It will be a great show for spectators at Fenway Park and watching at home."