The Pro Watercoss World Championship will be held Sept. 19-27 at Sugden Park in Naples, Fla.
“Over the past several months, Pro Watercross has visited five different potential venues from all over the U.S. — two on the East Coast, one in the Midwest and two on the West Coast. Naples was the final site visit and had all the amenities for the making of a world championship venue,” said Nick Handler of Pro Watercross. “The venue is very consumer-friendly, and we will have the ability to not only bring in world-class athletes but to also encompass all types of vendors and displays, enabling us to create a world-class experience for everyone involved.”
“The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB is honored to host the Pro Watercross World Championships,” said Rob Wells, sports marketing manager of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We think the riders will thoroughly enjoy Sugden Park as a venue. I truly believe all the competitors, crews, families and fans will find Naples and Collier County friendly, enjoyable and a place they will want to return to again and again.”
Pro Watercross will be reaching out to international competitors to bring the world’s best athletes into Naples to compete against the USA’s best.
First-place finishers in both the Pro Ski GP and Pro Runabout Open classes are guaranteed $5,000 for a win, in each of the two classes. The Pro Watercross World Championship will be working to offer the largest purse in the history of PWC racing. A purse for all expert and pro classes will be determined before the start of the Pro Watercross Tour in May.
Along with live streaming and a one-hour TV show that will be produced for the distribution, this event will viewed worldwide. Pro Watercross TV shows reach more than 93 million households for each airing.