NO FANS, NO RIDERS & NO RACE AT THE 2020 INDY SUPERCROSS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
(UPDATED MARCH 12TH 4:30P.M. PST) The 2020 Indianapolis Supercross has officially been canceled. FELD Entertainment released and official statement about it after the governor of Indiana prohibited events of more than 250 people to take place in the state. The rest of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross is at risk of being canceled now and we will not be surprised if news breaks on that in the coming days and weeks. Click the link below for all of MXA’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic and how it’s affecting Supercross.
The coronavirus is causing people to panic across the world and now it’s having a major effect on the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season. Round eleven, the 2020 Indianapolis Supercross is now in question as we are hearing rumors that some vendors trucks are being told to turn around and go home and there won’t be any spectators allowed inside of the stadium. As the other major sporting industries are doing, we assume they will only allow essential personnel into the stadium and most likely the people and athletes will be screened heavily to make sure that nobody has the virus. We will update as soon as we have concrete information about the Indy SX. Click the link below for our coverage on the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and the canceling of the Seattle SX.
The Coronavirus pandemic has made a major impact on life as we know it. The NBA (National Basketball League) announced on Wednesday that they are suspending their season until further notice after one of their players, Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus in a pre-game screening. What will happen to Supercross? Will the season be cut short? This weekend’s race in Indianapolis, Indiana, could very well be the final round of the season. The pressure will be on between Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen as they have three points separating each other and no guarantee that they will race again in Supercross this season.
According to the Indiana State health department, there have been 12 reported cases of the Coronavirus in Indiana. The state is preparing for an outbreak and has canceled many events to keep the spread of the virus to a minimum. Hospitals in Indy are getting ready for the worst trying to find more beds in case of an outbreak. Even Ball State University has suspended all in-person classes until the end of the spring semester. As far as sports go in Indy, things like the NCAA Basketball tournaments will go on, but no fans are allowed. With people traveling from all over for the Indy Supercross this weekend, the stakes will be raised for spreading the virus. We are waiting to find out very soon for an official announcement from FELD.