ESPN Great Outdoor Games Will Not Return to Madison

ESPN Great Outdoor Games Statement

After an exhaustive effort, we have concluded that we have no alternative but to look beyond Madison for this summer's ESPN Great Outdoor Games.

We worked extremely hard to deliver tremendous economic impact and promotional value to the area. Published reports of Madison's offer have been greatly exaggerated and were primarily speculative. It has become clear that further discussion would not result in an agreement that fairly recognized the value we delivered. We wish to thank all those associated in making the 2004 event a success last summer.

For more information, contact ESPN Outdoors Communications at (334) 551-2375.