Feld Entertainment has released a tentative schedule for the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Series and as expected, there are massive changes to the starting date, locations, and race routine. The plan is still to see a full 17-round tour, but because restrictions throughout the country have limited options for venues, series officials have decided the best option will be to hold multiple races at the chosen locations.
Running races at the same venue in quick succession will have a massive impact on the schedule and for the first time in years, there are multiple large breaks between trips to different cities.
The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Series will begin at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The 2021 Houston One Supercross will run on January 16 (a Saturday), the 2021 Houston Two Supercross on January 19 (a Tuesday), and the 2021 Houston Three Supercross on January 23 (a Saturday).
From there, the tour will head to Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2021 Indianapolis One Supercross on January 30 and Indianapolis Two Supercross on February 2. These events will happen on Saturday and Tuesday, respectively. The first five races of the season will be part of the 250 East Coast Region.
The series will take much of February off, the biggest scheduled break that we can remember in years, and ends the month with a trio of events at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. The 2021 Glendale One Supercross will take place on February 20, the 2021 Glendale Two Supercross on February 23, and the 2021 Glendale Three Supercross on February 27. The Arizona races will again run on the Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday schedule and are set to serve as the start of the 250 West Coast Region.
The previously announced 2021 Daytona Supercross will happen on Saturday, March 6, at the Daytona International Speedway, and will be part of the 250 East Coast Region.
After another long break in of March, the series will resume with three races at AT&T Stadium in Texas for the 2021 Arlington One Supercross on March 20, the 2021 Arlington Two Supercross on March 23, and the 2021 Arlington Three Supercross on March 27. These races will be part of the 250 West Coast Region and will be on the Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday format.
These dates get us to Easter, which was usually the only break in the Supercross season, but rounds 13 through 16 are marked with “To Be Determined” notes in the provisional schedule. Feld intends to confirm venues and dates over the next few weeks, details that can only be determined as the pandemic continues.
The series will wrap up in Salt Lake City, thanks in part to the sponsorship agreement that Utah’s tourism board has signed with Supercross, but this date is also still to be determined.
This entire schedule is subject to change and like anything, will depend on the measures that states and cities enact to cope with the current situation. Check out the complete details, plus Feld Entertainment’s press release, below…
2021 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SERIES SCHEDULE
Round One Saturday, Jan 16 Houston, TX | NRG Stadium East Coast
Round Two Tuesday, Jan 19 Houston, TX | NRG Stadium East Coast
Round Three Saturday, Jan 23 Houston, TX | NRG Stadium East Coast
Round Four Saturday, Jan 30 Indianapolis, IN | Lucas Oil Stadium East Coast
Round Five Tuesday, Feb 2 Indianapolis, IN | Lucas Oil Stadium East Coast
Round Six Saturday, Feb 20 Glendale, AZ | State Farm Stadium West Coast
Round Seven Tuesday, Feb 23 Glendale, AZ | State Farm Stadium West Coast
Round Eight Saturday, Feb 27 Glendale, AZ | State Farm Stadium West Coast
Round Nine Saturday, Mar 6 Daytona Beach, FL | Daytona International Speedway East Coast
Round Ten Saturday, Mar 20 Arlington, TX | AT&T Stadium West Coast
Round Eleven Tuesday, Mar 23 Arlington, TX | AT&T Stadium West Coast
Round Twelve Sat, Mar 27 Arlington, TX | AT&T Stadium West Coast
Rounds Thirteen-Sixteen To Be Announced At A Later Date
Round Seventeen Date TBA Salt Lake City, UT | Rice-Eccles Stadium West & East Coast
Feld Entertainment, Inc., today announced the schedule for the upcoming 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season. Tickets go on sale in early December as Supercross fans are welcomed back into stadiums at reduced capacities. For the second consecutive year, the season will conclude in Utah, as the “State of Sport” once again hosts the season finale, although this time with fans in attendance.
Since the series began in 1974, California has hosted most of the season openers, as the city of Anaheim has become synonymous with the start of the Supercross season. For the first time in 25 years the series will start in another state by opening at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, for the first three rounds. The Texas trio of races will be followed by a two-race stint at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Supercross was the first sport to complete its season and championship in a bubble environment in 2020 due to the pandemic. Bubbles are now widely popular and being used by the NBA, NHL, WNBA, and MLB to great success. The NFL was one of the first sports to welcome fans back to stadiums and Supercross is excited to follow their lead while also using some of their own bubble-environment tactics in the 2021 season by hosting multiple races in a single location.
After Indianapolis, the series will venture west to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for another three races then traversing south to Daytona Beach, Florida, for the annual singular event at Daytona International Speedway. Rounds 10, 11 and 12 will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, after a two-week break.
Rounds 13-16 of the 17-race championship will be announced at a later date as we continue to work with our stadium partners and their local governments and health departments, while also staying current with national mandates and CDC guidelines. Additionally, the remaining Eastern Regional and Western Regional 250SX Class races, Triple Crown and East/West 250SX Showdown events will also be announced later.
One of the unexpected surprises of racing in the bubble in Salt Lake City was the creation of mid-week races due to the condensed nature of the schedule. Racing every Wednesday during the three-week stretch became a fan-favorite while also boosting television ratings in an otherwise non-traditional broadcast window for Supercross. With that in mind, Supercross will host four Super Tuesday races, one in each of the host cities – Houston, Indianapolis, Glendale and Arlington, a first in the sport’s 48-year history.
Tickets will go on sale in early December 2020 as Supercross fans are welcomed back into stadiums at reduced capacities. For the second consecutive year, the season will conclude in Utah, as the “State of Sport” once again hosts the season finale, although this time with fans in attendance.
Since the series began in 1974, California has hosted most of the season openers as the city of Anaheim has become synonymous with the start of the Supercross season. For the first time in twenty-five years, the series will start in another state by opening at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas for the first three rounds. The Texas trio of races will be followed by a two-race stint at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
After Indianapolis, the series will venture west to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona for another three races while traversing south to Daytona Beach, Florida for the annual singular event at Daytona International Speedway. Rounds 10, 11, and 12 will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas after a two-week break.
Rounds 13–16 of the 17-race championship will be announced later in the year as we continue to work with our stadium partners and their local governments and health departments, while also staying current with national mandates and CDC guidelines.
Additionally, the remaining Eastern Regional and Western Regional 250SX Class races, Triple Crown and East/West 250SX Showdown events will also be announced later.
The season finale will take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City as the Utah Sports Commission – a long-time Supercross partner, is once again eager to host the season’s final event and championship wrap up with fans in attendance.
“AMA Supercross is among the most exciting motorcycle racing on the planet, and the AMA is pleased to join Feld Entertainment and the FIM in announcing the start of the 2021 season,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “In 2020, Feld Entertainment, the AMA and all our partners, and of course the racers and teams, worked tirelessly and innovatively to crown champions amid a global pandemic. The lessons learned will guide the management team as it delivers another incredible season of racing, while ensuring that all COVID-19 precautions are met and fans get the show that they have come to expect from AMA Supercross.”
Storylines abound for the 2021 Supercross season as the 450SX Class continues to feature what has become an ever-expanding, deep array of talent. For the first time in five years, three Supercross champions will be competing for another title – Jason Anderson, Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac, while a continually-evolving corps of deep threats will be on the hunt to dethrone and wreak havoc by winning races of their own – Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia, Adam Cianciarulo, plus premiere class rookies Dylan Ferrandis, Chase Sexton and Shane McElrath.
“This schedule demonstrates the combative spirit of Feld Entertainment, the AMA and the FIM to take on the challenge and is a statement of our common hope for a better world in the near future,” said Jorge Viegas, FIM President. “Hard core fans may be hungry for ‘more’, but with the pandemic situation, it is a realistic calendar. Competition starts mid-January under COVID-19 restrictions until Easter. Afterwards, hopefully we can return to a more ‘traditional’ scenario. So, riders, sponsors and the industry can now prepare for 2021 and the fans also know when they can get in ‘Supercross mode’.”
Tickets for the first twelve Rounds will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, December 8. Preferred customers can sign up in advance for early access to purchase tickets a week prior, starting Tuesday, December 1 by visiting SupercrossLIVE.
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 each stadium with 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 each stadium’s safety protocols can be found on their individual websites – NRG Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, State Farm Stadium, AT&T 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.
Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.
I hope St.Louis is a contender for one of those open dates. Super cross has been a sporting staple in the Midwest that draws people to watch from hundreds of miles away. Every year it has been in St. Louis for the last at least 15 years my family and I have attended and we drive well over 100 miles to to do so. My son recently crashed his super Moto bike. And ended up with a fairly extreme injury. He severed an artery in his leg and his knee dislocated it then tried to go back in socket itself and went behind the joint severing the Artery. Blew every ligament and tendon in his knee and shoved his kneecap up into his thigh. Five surgeries with two to go. He nearly lost his leg. I have been keeping him up beat the best I can, But he is a young man and he understands that his leg will never be the same again. Supercross is one of those things that when we come together as a family and watch it, we get to sit there and wonder at the speed and skill that these guys have. It helps us forget If just for a little bit all the problems in the world, Including our own. If St. Louis is on the schedule we will be there. I can remember sitting there with my dad watching Mad mikes do his kiss of death watching Jeremy McGrath absolutely dominate. I was there when two stroke and four strokes were racing in the same field together. It certainly is a family tradition for us, it’s not one that I want to see disappear. I know if it means this much to my family and myself then there are a lot of people out there just like us. That will sorely miss Supercross in St. Louis if it is not on the schedule. With Tyler’s knee the way it is, travel is difficult for him but we have had a few Conversations about it already and he told me that he’s going that nothing will stop him from going to Supercross. He is one tough dude. I just hate to see him disappointed. Especially now. It really does mean a lot to a lot of people.
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