Feld Entertainment rolled out the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross schedule which includes a couple surprises as well as returning to key market areas, including St. Louis, MO, Tampa, RL, and Foxborough, MA. The biggest news is the fact that Vegas crapped out as the site of the SX finale… instead, the final round shifts to Salt Lake City on May 2 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
According to Feld, Las Vegas has hosted the final race for the past 23 seasons and remains on the schedule as the penultimate round in the series which will then head to Salt Lake City for the finale and title crowning. "Our goal is the continued growth of the sport and rotating markets every couple of years, expanding Supercross Futures events and moving the finale to a new location helps keep the series fresh and exciting for the fans, as well as for the race teams and athletes," said Feld’s Todd Jendro, VP of Operations - Motorsports. "Utah has become synonymous with elite, world class sporting events and we thought hosting the finale in Salt Lake City would be a fitting choice."
"Utah has a long history of hosting Supercross events and other major international sporting events, including the Olympic Winter Games," said Utah Sports Commission President and CEO Jeff Robbins. "The season finale will be one of the biggest sporting events ever held in Utah, driving tremendous economic impact and media value to our great state. We are excited to welcome back the top riders in the world and their terrific fans to Utah."
"The 2020 schedule gives fans across the country an opportunity to witness one of the greatest shows in motorsports," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "The AMA is proud to work with championship series promoter Feld Entertainment, Inc. and the FIM to ensure the sport continues to achieve the highest standards for fairness and competition while thrilling, exciting and inspiring fans of all ages."