The Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its complete schedule for the 2010 season, which includes the addition of new host city Las Vegas, Nev. The fifth and final stop of the 2010 circuit, Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be the site of the Dew Tour Championships as well as the year-end awards ceremony taking place October 14-17.
Bringing the Dew Tour to Las Vegas for the first time in the Tour's six-year history, the world-famous strip will serve as a backdrop for the Dew Tour Championships as well as the Dew Cup awards ceremony. After moving the event closer to what many consider the mecca of action sports – Southern California – the finale to the sixth season will be highlighted by fierce competition in addition to an elevated awards ceremony for the Dew Tour's year-end accolades, all taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
"I'm excited that the Dew Tour is going to be in Las Vegas this year," said three-time Dew Cup champion, Ryan Sheckler. "I love Vegas, so to be able to compete there seems almost surreal."
"We are excited to host the first Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas," said Pat Christenson, President of Las Vegas Events. "Las Vegas has a long and storied history of supporting high-profile, season-ending championships. This event will be our first foray into championship action sports and a great addition to our roster of Signature Events."
"Las Vegas was built to host events and we are excited to welcome the Dew Tour Championships," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "The promotion and exposure of the season finale in Las Vegas will generate tremendous exposure both nationally and internationally."
"All five of our host cities for this upcoming year have shown tremendous support, and the addition of Las Vegas to the slate will make the final event of the year that much more dynamic and dramatic," said Chris Prybylo, Alli Vice President of Events and Dew Tour General Manager. "We look forward to what this season will bring and the climatic conclusion of the Dew Tour Championships in Vegas this October."
The schedule also includes a skate-specific (park and vert) stop in Boston in June, followed by a BMX-specific (park, dirt and vert) event in Chicago. The five-stop tour will then continue on to Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, all featuring multi-sport events. Over the course of the five-stop schedule, athletes will compete to accumulate points based on their individual-event finishes, each vying for the most overall points and the title of Dew Cup champion.
Tickets for the 2010 Dew Tour will be on sale soon and will be available via Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster box offices. Visit allisports.com for more information.