With the 2013 season now complete, Feld Motorsports and the International Motorcycling Federation have released its schedule for the 2014 AMA Supercross Championship.
The 2014 season will again feature 17 rounds held at baseball and football stadiums but there are some changes from this past season. The season will again start the first weekend in January with the first of three rounds at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., and end the beginning of May at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
Dropped from the schedule are Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome which is scheduled for demolition in February. Taking their places will be Ford Field in Detroit, Mich., and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Also absent from the calendar is Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles which was originally part of the 2013 schedule but later replaced by Angel Stadium as the ballpark underwent renovations.
The MetLife Stadium round adds a venue from the New York Metropolitan area. The home of the N.Y. Giants and the N.Y. Jets replaced the Meadowlands which hosted Supercross in the late ’80s and ’90s.
“Monster Energy Supercross is in the midst of the most competitive eras of racing we’ve ever seen,” says Charlie Mancuso, President, Feld Motor Sports. “With 40 incredible seasons behind us, we look ahead to continue bringing the best racing on the planet to new markets and new audiences across North America. The sport is at an all-time high in terms of attendance, popularity, and media exposure, so it’s only natural that we continue to expand to the largest media market in the world – New York.”
Detroit last hosted the AMA Supercross Championship in 2008, with Davi Millsaps taking the victory at Ford Field. The home of the Detroit Lions has previously hosted three Supercross events after replacing the Pontiac Silverdome which hosted the series for 29 years.
|2014 AMA Supercross Schedule|
|January 4||Angel Stadium||Anaheim, Calif.|
|January 11||Chase Field||Phoenix, Ariz.|
|January 18||Angel Stadium||Anaheim, Calif.|
|January 25||O.Co Coliseum||Oakland, Calif.|
|February 1||Angel Stadium||Anaheim, Calif.|
|February 8||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego, Calif.|
|February 15||Cowboys Stadium||Arlington, Texas|
|February 22||Georgia Dome||Atlanta, Ga.|
|March 1||Lucas Oil Stadium||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|March 8||Daytona International Speedway||Daytona Beach, Fla.|
|March 15||Ford Field||Detroit, Mich.|
|March 22||Rogers Centre||Toronto, Canada|
|March 29||Edward Jones Dome||St. Louis, Mo.|
|April 5||Reliant Stadium||Houston, Texas|
|April 12||CenturyLink Field||Seattle, Wash.|
|April 26||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, N.J.|
|May 3||Sam Boyd Stadium||Las Vegas, Nev.|
[Source: AMA Supercross; Photo by Cudby S.]