Just when we thought we were done with Supercross… On the eve of the final round of 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross last weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, series promoter Feld Motor Sports released the 2015 schedule of events for the series and announced that two venues have been added: Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, and Petco Park in San Diego, CA.
Intended to allow racing fans to see the world’s top Supercross riders in 10 different states and 14 assorted venues, the 17-race schedule will once again kick off at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, CA, next year on Jan. 3. For more than 20 years, Anaheim Stadium has been the site of the series’ season opener and the venue is widely acknowledged as the “home” of Supercross. So much so that the arena will once again host three Supercross races during the first five weeks of competition and will continue to be the most visited Supercross city of all time.
What’s new, however, is that the self-proclaimed premier off-road motorcycle racing championship will swap venues in San Diego, trading in QualComm Stadium for Petco Park, home to Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres. Furthermore, the series will also make its 2015 debut at Levi’s Stadium, the arena for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.
What all this means is that in addition to the three Anaheim rounds, Southern California Supercross fans will have four opportunities to go to the races. Meanwhile, several hours up Pacific Coast Highway, motorcycle fans in the Bay Area will have one more shot than usual at getting up close and personal with Supercross in ‘15.
But wait, there’s more. Next year, Supercross will also make two stops at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. According to Feld Motorsports, the Peach State’s race has hosted some of the largest-capacity crowds on the circuit in recent years. With this move, the Georgia Dome joins Anaheim Stadium as one of only two venues on the schedule with multiple race stops in one season.
“As Monster Energy Supercross continues to grow and expand its fan base, so does the championship schedule,” said Feld Motor Sports President Charlie Mancuso. “We are proud to welcome two new state-of-the-art venues to the schedule with Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara) and Petco Park (San Diego) next season and we are excited to bring an additional race to the southeast with back-to-back Atlanta races.”
Tags: Anaheim, Bay Area, Charlie Mancuso, Feld Motor Sports, Georgia Dome, Las Vegas, Levi Stadium, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Motorsports, Pacific Coast Highway, Petco Park, San Diego, San Diego Padres, San Francisco 49ers
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