2020 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS RACE SCHEDULE: YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT THIS ONE IS ACCURATE (UPDATED)
THE 2020 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED; FIND OUT WHICH ROUNDS ARE EAST AND WEST 250 EVENTS
The 17-round schedule for the 2020 season of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series has been made official and it might surprise you. The FIM World Championship will return to some of the sport’s most iconic stadiums while also bringing back the St. Louis, Mo., Tampa, Fla. and Foxborough, Mass. venues back into the running. The most surprising change for 2020 is that the season finale has moved from it’s home in Las Vegas to the state of Utah on Saturday, May 2 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. We are shocked to think that Las Vegas won’t hold the finale next year, but it makes sense when we step back and look how many sporting events have been moved to Utah. Utah has been nicknamed the State of Sport and we’re guessing Utah fought hard in encouraging FELD to bring the finale there. Las Vegas is still on the schedule, but this year it will be the penultimate round.
2020 SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE
Nashville, Tennessee won’t be on the SX schedule for 2020.
The 2020 Supercross season is approaching quickly and the 250 riders and team managers are all in the process of deciding which coast they will compete on. For the 2020 season, the 250 West division will compete in 10 events, while the 250 East riders will only compete in 9 after you tally up the two East/West Shootouts in Denver, Colorado, and at the season finale in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Triple Crown format is returning for select rounds in 2020. The Glendale Supercross, Arlington Supercross and Las Vegas Supercross rounds will use the Triple Crown format. Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn more about the unique format.
Round 5–FEBRUARY 1 – RING CENTRAL COLISEUM, Oakland, CA. (WEST)
Round 6–FEBRUARY 8 – PETCO PARK, San Diego, CA. (WEST)
Round 7–FEBRUARY 15 – RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, Tampa, FL. (EAST)
Round 8–FEBRUARY 22 – AT&T STADIUM, Arlington, TX. (EAST)(TC)
Round 9–FEBRUARY 29 – MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM, Atlanta, GA. (EAST)
Round 10–MARCH 7 – DAYTONA INTL. SPEEDWAY, Daytona Beach, FL. (EAST)
Round 11–MARCH 14 – LUCAS OIL STADIUM, Indianapolis, IN. (EAST)
Round 12–MARCH – 21 – FORD FIELD, DETROIT, MI. (EAST)
Round 13–MARCH – 28 CENTURY LINK FIELD, Seattle, WA. (WEST)
Round 14–APRIL 4 BRONCOS STADIUM AT MILE HIGH, Denver, CO. (EAST/WEST SHOOTOUT)
Round 15–APRIL 18 – GILLETTE STADIUM, Foxborough, MA. (EAST)
Round 16–APRIL 25 SAM BOYD STADIUM, Las Vegas, NV. (WEST)(TC)
Round 17–MAY 2 – RICE-ECCLES STADIUM, Salt Lake City, UT. (EAST/WEST SHOOTOUT)
*TC stands for Triple Crown formatted events.
*East and West indicate which 250 division is competing at that round.
2020 SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE: INCLUDING EAST/WEST RACES, KTM JR. RACES AND SX FUTURES
There will be two East/West shootouts in 2020 and ten of the rounds will host Supercross Futures events.
BACK TO BACK 27-HOUR DRIVES
Another big change for 2020 is the move of the second round. Teams and riders in the 450 class will race the annual season opener at Anaheim on the first Saturday of January, but instead of making the five and a half hour drive Glendale, Arizona for round two, they will have to drive 27 hours to St. Louis, Missouri. After round two, everyone will have to load back up again and drive the same 27 hours back to California for to race again the next Saturday in Anaheim.
The biggest change for 2020 is that the finale has moved from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City.
Las Vegas has hosted the final race for the past 23 seasons and remains on the schedule as the penultimate round of the season which will then head to Salt Lake City for the finale and title crowning.
2020 SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO
POPULAR RETURNING SX VENUES
The 2020 series is widely different from the past seasons, but the Supercross series is still proud to return to a few popular venues. One of the favorites is the Arlington, Texas round on February 22 at AT&T Stadium. During the 2019 Supercross season, 57,000 plus fans witnessed the closest race in history between Cooper Webb and Ken Roczen when they crossed the finish line in a near photo finish. Other favorite rounds are Oakland, California, at the RingCentral Stadium February 1, Atlanta, Georgia. at the Mercedes Benz Stadium on February 29, Detroit, Michigan. at Ford Field on March 21 and Seattle, Washington at CenturyLink Field on March 28.
DENVER, COLORADO, RETURNS FOR 2020
The 2020 AMA Supercross series will return to the Denver, Colorado Broncos Stadium at Mile High on April 4 for the second year in a row. In 2019, more than 59,000 raucous fans cheered on hometown favorite Eli Tomac in what was one of the loudest races in recent memory.
Triple Crown format breakdown:
The top 18 from the overall fastest qualifying times during the day will advance straight to the main event. There will then be an LCQ that add four more riders for a total of 22 racers in the main event. During the night show, there won’t be any heat races or LCQ’s but each class will have three main events. The 250SX class will compete in three 10-minute main events, while the 450SX class will compete in three 12-minute main events. An Olympic-style scoring method will be used to determine an overall winner in each class from all three main events where the lowest combined score at the end will be awarded the overall win.