AURORA, Ill. (May 1, 2015) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, schedule, which includes visits to two new venues: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Az., on February 6, and Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on April 23, 2016. The 17-city tour will also make its return to Toronto’s Rogers Centre while adding a second visit to downtown San Diego’s Petco Park.
With a rich history in the Phoenix market, Monster Energy Supercross will make its debut at University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, which hosted the Super Bowl in February. Gillette Stadium is home to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and sits approximately 20 miles from Boston. Serving as the 15th race of the championship, the Gillette Stadium round complements the race at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the following weekend and is part of a growing East Coast expansion.
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“The West Coast has always provided a great start to the Monster Energy Supercross season, and we are making key changes to the schedule in 2016 to expand the audience and bring it to more East Coast markets,” said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports. “If last week’s race at MetLife Stadium was any indication on how vast our fan base is, Gillette Stadium will be the place to be on April 23, 2016.”
The highly anticipated Canadian return of Monster Energy Supercross will take place on March 12, 2016. From 2005 to 2014, the race at the Rogers Centre enjoyed a 52-percent increase in attendance. San Diego’s Petco Park hosted its first-ever Monster Energy Supercross event this year, attracting 42,017 fans. As the home to MLB’s San Diego Padres, the venue will host two races in 2016: January 16 and February 13.
“Going to new venues like Gillette Stadium and University of Phoenix Stadium is always exciting for us,” said Ryan Dungey, recently crowned 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Champion. “Bringing the championship to new markets and fans will only help grow the sport, and I look forward to meeting the fans at the races in 2016.”
Keeping with tradition, the season will open at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on January 9, and will conclude at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on May 7. Angel Stadium, which is considered the proverbial home of Monster Energy Supercross, will host a second race on January 23.
|Jan. 9||Angel Stadium||Anaheim, Calif.||6:30pm local|
|Jan. 16||Petco Park||San Diego||6:30pm local|
|Jan. 23||Angel Stadium||Anaheim, Calif.||6:30pm local|
|Jan. 30||O.Co Coliseum||Oakland, Calif.||6:30pm local|
|Feb. 6||University of Phoenix Stadium||Glendale, Ariz.||6:30pm local|
|Feb. 13||Petco Park||San Diego||6:30pm local|
|Feb. 20||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, Texas||6:30pm local|
|Feb. 27||Georgia Dome||Atlanta||6:30pm local|
|March 5*||Daytona International Speedway||Daytona Beach, Fla.||6:30pm local|
|March 12||Rogers Centre||Toronto||3:30pm local|
|March 19||Ford Field||Detroit||6:30pm local|
|April 2||Levi’s Stadium||Santa Clara, Calif.||6:30pm local|
|April 9||Home of the Indianapolis Colts||Indianapolis||6:30pm local|
|April 16||Edward Jones Dome||St. Louis||6:30pm local|
|April 23||Gillette Stadium||Foxboro, Mass.||3:30pm local|
|April 30||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, N.J.||2:30pm local|
|May 7||Sam Boyd Stadium||Las Vegas||6:30pm local|
* Daytona is not a Feld Motor Sports-produced race