In the early 1990's, with the rising appeal of urban street skating, some of the world's most talented, professional skateboarders decided to make LOVE Park their training grounds. The space quickly became known internationally as one of the finest natural skate parks in the world. Tourists came from all over to see and skate the famous skate spot. There is even a popular skateboard video game featuring LOVE Park. In 2000/2001, LOVE Park's vast fame was the major factor that brought ESPN's X-Games tournament to Philadelphia twice. This is the first time in X-Games history they stayed for two consecutive years in one city. The X-Games brought millions of dollars in tourism and was watched by 150 million households worldwide. Its events and publicity all focused around Philadelphia's skateboard scene, LOVE Park in particular.
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