Live sports returns to Salt Lake City: AMA Supercross to continue season at Rice-Eccles Stadium in a made-for-TV event

In this May 8, 2019 image provided by Racer X Illustrated, motocross rider Cooper Webb rides during testing at Fox Raceway in Pala, Calif. Webb expected his first season with KTM Racing to be a building year, particularly after struggling the preview two years. Instead, he enters the outdoor season as one of the favorites after winning his first Supercross title.(Simon Cudby/Racer X Illustrated via AP)

Live sports will return to Salt Lake City later this month, for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak in mid-March.

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will resume its season at Rice-Eccles Stadium on May 31 and will run races through June 21. The final seven, made-for-TV races will be broadcast on NBC networks without fans in attendance.

The Utah Sports Commission, a longtime partner of Supercross, coordinated the return to Utah.

“We’re excited to continue our work with Feld Entertainment, Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, and the Utah Department of Health Services. Their continued support along with Utah’s Governor Gary R. Herbert, have made it possible for Supercross’ return to Utah,” Jeff Robbins, President and CEO, Utah Sports Commission, said in a press release. “We also look forward to showcasing Utah worldwide via Supercross’ global footprint.”

The return to racing will provide guidelines and protocols to competitors and essential staff that complies with all federal state and local health guidance and mandates. Mitigation efforts include mandated prescreening, testing, temperature checks, face masks, increased sanitation efforts and social distancing to limit contact among individuals executing the events.The stadium will assist with the implementation and execution of the plan. Supercross, in partnership with the Alpinestars Medical Unit, has a trained medical team of 7 professionals to assist on site.

The last Supercross race was held on March 7 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. where Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac earned his fifth win of the season over top rival Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen, both of whom are competing for their first premiere class title with only three points of separation.


All times Mountain

Round 11 (East) May 31

1-2 pm on NBCSN then 3:00 - 5:00 ET on NBC

Round 12 (East) June 3

8-11 p.m. on NBCSN

Round 13 (East) June 7

3-6 p.m. on NBCSN

Round 14 (West) June 10

5-8 p.m. on NBCSN

Round 15 (West) June 14

5-8 p.m. on NBCSN

Round 16 (East) - Wednesday, June 17

5-8 p.m. on NBCSN

Round 17 (East/West) June 21

1-2:30 p.m. on NBCSN then 2:30-4 p.m. on NBC

*TV schedule subject to change.

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