Preferred Customers Can Purchase Tickets Today, General Public Goes
on Sale Next Tuesday, March 16
ELLENTON, FL – March 9, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Tickets are officially on sale for the final two rounds of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season. Rounds 16 and 17 of the 2021 series will take place on Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 1 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Supercross returns to Salt Lake City after a historical seven race run that took place in May and June of last year. Supercross was one of the first sports to create what is now widely known as a bubble environment and subsequently became the first sport to complete its season after being halted by the pandemic. Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, the Utah Department of Health Services, Utah’s Governor Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Sports Commission all played an integral role in making this happen and the series is looking forward to going back to the “State of Sport” to race these final two races of 2021 with fans in attendance.
“Last year’s monumental ‘bubble’ hosting of the final seven races of Supercross in Utah was pivotal to its return to sport last spring,” said Utah Sports Commission President and CEO Jeff Robbins. “Being able to allow fans to return to Rice-Eccles Stadium this year to cheer on the best riders in the world is going to add tremendous excitement to the final two races. The Utah Sports Commission is proud to be playing a key role in bringing Supercross back to Utah: The State of Sport.”
The Salt Lake City 7, to which these races are now known, were the first in the sports history to not include fans as these races were made-for-tv only and also featured for the first time – weekday racing, which has now been adopted throughout the 2021 season in the form of triple-headers. Four triple-headers were part of this season’s schedule – Houston and Indianapolis, already raced, and Arlington and Atlanta, upcoming in the next few weeks.
Eli Tomac earned his first career, premiere class championship over Cooper Webb, who was nick-named “the Wednesday Wonder” as he won every weekday race at the Salt Lake City 7 and long-time competitor Ken Roczen. Currently, Roczen leads the 2021 points battle but is closely followed by both Webb and Tomac which should create some dramatic racing at the final two events in Salt Lake City.
Round 16 – Salt Lake City Track Map
With Salt Lake City playing host to the 2020 season finale, it became the eighth different venue to host a 450SX Class finale in 47 seasons of racing. Rounds 16 and 17 of the 2021 season will mark the 19th and 20th Supercross events to be held in Salt Lake City since the series first arrived there in 2001. Ricky Carmichael won that first race, but Ryan Villopoto would become the winningest racer in the city by taking the checkered flag in 2009, 2011, and 2013. If defending champion Eli Tomac wishes to join Villopoto, he will need to take the win in both rounds in 2021.
Round 17 – Salt Lake City Track Map
Tickets for the 2021 Salt Lake City rounds go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. in the city’s local time zone. Preferred customers can sign up in advance for early access to purchase tickets today, March 9 through March 15, by visiting SupercrossLIVE.com, starting at 10 a.m. ET.
Supercross has implemented enhanced health measures to help ensure the highest standards of wellness when it comes to today’s live experience. Seating capacity will be reduced at Rice-Eccles Stadium to a Pod Seating structure, which will allow family and friends to safely enjoy all the action while social distancing from other groups in attendance. More information about the stadium’s safety protocols can be found on their website – Rice-Eccles Stadium. Unless otherwise exempted by law, guests age 2 and older must wear a face covering except when actively eating and drinking – local venue rules also apply. More information about Monster Energy Supercross’ Fan Wellness can be found here.
FanFest is currently scheduled to take place at both Salt Lake City rounds as the expansive outside footprint will feature the race team rigs, Monster Energy exhibitions, photo opportunity set ups, food and beverages, plus authentic Supercross and racer merchandise sold via contactless shopping. Ticketed patrons will be allowed to move between the FanFest perimeter and the stadium to watch qualifying at designated times:
Salt Lake City Round 16 – Saturday, April 24, 2021
- FanFest Opens – 11 a.m.
- Stadium Open for Qualifying – 1 p.m.
- Stadium Open for Race – 3:30 p.m.
- Opening Ceremonies – 4:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City Round 17 – Saturday, May 1, 2021
- FanFest Opens – 2 p.m.
- Stadium Open for Qualifying – 4 p.m.
- Stadium Open for Race – 6:30 p.m.
- Opening Ceremonies – 7:30 p.m.
Additional details for each race can be found on the event page listing at SupercrossLIVE.com.
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For more information, visit SupercrossLIVE.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross, or follow via social channels:
About Monster Energy Supercross:
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship on the planet. Founded in America and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in 1974, Supercross is currently co-sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the official global governing body for motorcycle racing, thus making it a formal World Championship. Over 17 weeks and a million-dollar All-Star Race, Supercross attracts some of the largest and most impressive crowds inside the most recognizable and prestigious stadiums in North America to race in front of nearly one million live fans and broadcast to millions more worldwide. For more information, visit SupercrossLIVE.com.
About Feld Entertainment, Inc.:
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit americanmotorcyclist.com.
Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission, a not-for-profit 501c6 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit utahsportscommission.com.
Source: Feld Entertainment, Inc.