Skateboarders now have their own official league thanks to professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek. The new Street League Skateboarding has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops in the summer of 2010. It actually arose out of Dyrdek’s dream to one day have a pro skateboard league.
Signed to multi-year contracts, a total of 24 of the world’s biggest skateboarding stars will compete in the exclusively. The first pros that have signed are arguably the top skateboarders in the world and include Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, and Paul Rodriguez. The Street League pros will be battling it out for more than $1M in prize money on a 3-stop arena tour this summer. The inaugural year of Street League features a 3-stop arena tour beginning at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona on August 28th, Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on September 11th, and the final stop in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center on September 25th.
Street League has designed authentic concrete skate plazas to be built on the floors of world-class sports arenas. In addition, Street League brings with it the exclusive use of the instant scoring technology, ISX (Instant Scoring Experience), to the world of skateboarding. It will also use real-time scoring and an exciting proprietary format. For more information go to www.streetleague.com.