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Supercross coming to Rice-Eccles Stadium

Races without fans airing on NBC and NBCSN beginning May 31.

The Utah Sports Commission and Feld Entertainment, Inc. have announced that the Monster Energy AMA Supercross will be held at Rice-Eccles Stadium on May 31 and will run through June 21. The made-for-TV races will be broadcast on NBC networks without fans in attendance.

The organizers are working to finalize guidelines and protocols for competitors and essential staff that comply with all federal, state and local health guidance and mandates. Mitigation efforts include mandated prescreening, testing, temperature checks, face masks, increased sanitation efforts and social distancing to limit contact among individuals executing the events. The stadium will assist with the implementation and execution of the plan, which includes having a medical team of seven professionals to assist on-site.

According to Aaron White, director of stadium and arena event services, approximately 35 stadium employees will support the event. “We are working closely with event organizers, public health officials and the Utah Sports Commission to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved,” he said. “We’re viewing this as a pilot opportunity to demonstrate that with proper planning and strict adherence to guidelines it is possible to host certain events on campus.”

Any profit generated by hosting the event will go to the university’s student emergency fund.

Supercross athletes have little to no contact as riders race solo against other competitors and wear several protective elements—full-face helmets that cover the mouth, goggles, gloves, jerseys and pants that leave little to no skin exposed, plus fully secured knee-high boots. The racing format has been adjusted to reduce the number of athletes to stay within the minimum requirements.

NBC and NBCSN schedule:

Round 11 (East) Sunday, May 31 3-4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
4-6 p.m. ET on NBC
Round 12 (East) Wednesday, June 3 10 p.m-1 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Round 13 (East) Sunday, June 7 5-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Round 14 (West) Wednesday, June 10 7-10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Round 15 (West) Sunday, June 14 7-10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Round 16 (East) Wednesday, June 17 7-10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Round 17 (East/West) Sunday, June 21 3-4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
4:30-6 p.m. ET on NBC

The TV schedule is subject to change.