AMA Supercross 2019 Preview & Analysis

The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross schedule, an FIM World Championship, has been unveiled and this year’s edition looks to be as promising as ever. The 2019 schedule features 17 rounds which will feature brand new locations and make long-awaited returns to former hosts of AMA Supercross events around the country. AMA Supercross will stroll into Nashville, Tennessee’s Nissan Stadium for the first time ever and will return to Denver, Colorado’s Broncos Stadium at Mile High for the first time in over 20 years. The entirety of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross schedule is detailed below:

Jan 5 – Angel Stadium | Anaheim, California

Jan 12 – State Farm Stadium | Glendale, Arizona

Jan 19 – Angel Stadium | Anaheim, California

Jan 26 – Oakland-Alameda Coliseum

Feb 2 – Petco Park | San Diego, California

Feb 9 – US Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Feb 16 – AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas

Feb 23 – Ford Field | Detroit, Michigan

Mar2 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mar 9 – Daytona Intl. Speedway | Daytona Beach, Florida

Mar 16 – Lucas Oil Stadium | Indianapolis, Indiana

Mar 23 – CenturyLink Field | Seattle, Washington

Mar 30 – NRG Stadium | Houston, Texas

Apr 6 – Nissan Stadium | Nashville, Tennessee

Apr 13 – Broncos Stadium at Mile High | Denver, Colorado

Apr 27 – MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford, New Jersey

May 4 – Sam Boyd Stadium | Las Vegas, Nevada

All tickets for the season will go on sale Tuesday, October 23rd. Fans will not want to miss out on a special presale which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th.

Many features will be utilized to create a unique and energizing experience for all Supercross fans. Sophisticated technology such as spidercam footage and displays of riders’ heart rate monitors for fans in the stadium will boost fan experience at each event. Event organizers are pulling out all the stops to create the most electric atmosphere to coincide with the sport’s dedicated followers.

The 2019 season will introduce the first-ever AMA Supercross developmental program for the sport’s stars of tomorrow. Supercross Futures, a successor of AMSOIL Arenacross, will be an AMA Amateur National Championship to feature eight amateur events throughout the season. The first event of the championship will be held in Glendale, Arizona on January 13th. All AMA Amateur National Championship events will take place on Sundays the day after professional events. The amateur events will conclude on October 20-21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada following the Monster Energy Cup on October 19. The amateur series build upon last season’s four amateur events which averaged 700+ entries per event. Supercross Futures will allow youngsters to test their skills on the top tracks and earn points to attain their professional AMA Supercross license.

For the first time in four years, AMA Supercross welcomed a new champion to reign over the competition as Jason Anderson took home the crown. Anderson is the first champion in the AMA Supercross 450 class other than Ryan Dungey or Ryan Villopoto since 2009. Dungey won the previous three championships and won in 2010. Villopoto took home the championship four consecutive seasons from 2011-2014. All eyes will be turned to Anderson as fans are eager to see if this is the beginning of another dominant dynasty in the sport.

Featured on the 2019 schedule will be three Triple Crown events and two East-West showdowns to shake things up throughout the season. The events will be revealed to the public once tickets go on sale October 23rd. The first-ever premier class champion, Eli Tomac, will defend his title within the Triple Crown as riders from every class will face-off in a battle royale against one another in three events.

This year’s edition of the Monster Energy Cup will take place on October 13th, 2018 inside Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sport’s largest invite-only all-star event features all the top names in the sport. The event’s prizes include a $250,000 purse and a potential $1 Million bonus if a competitor wins all three 10-Lap Main Events. Features of the track of this year’s Monster Energy Cup include arches that rise from the track into the grandstands, dual sand sections, dual over-under bridges, and the inclusion of the Joker Lane to challenge drivers. The event can be watched live on FS2 or on the FOX Sports GO app at 6:30pm PT. Tickets for the event can be purchased online SupercrossLIVE.com.

As the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season draws near, fans and event organizers alike are pumped for another edition of the two-wheeled spectacle. FIM president VitoIppolito stated, “Supercross is also a demanding discipline and one that brings the best out of the riders and their teams. But most of all, it is an unpredictable sport that can take us all by surprise!”

Supercross fans get ready for another thrilling, intense season of the world’s best riders in action and a heightened fan experience to boot!

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