2021 Supercross finals coming to Rice-Eccles Stadium

On April 24 and May 1, 2021, the Utah Sports Commission and Feld Entertainment, Inc., will host the last two rounds—16 & 17—of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finals at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The 2021 event will span two weeks and allow for 13,000 fans to be in attendance during each race day while complying with all federal, state and local health guidance and mandates.
While Utah's statewide mask mandate lifts on April 10, 2021, the University of Utah and Rice-Eccles Stadium still require mask-wearing and social distancing measures of those visiting campus. Stadium staff will assist in the implementation and execution of safety protocols and work alongside an on-site medical team that will stand by in the event of an emergency.

Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021 one westbound lane—the far right lane—will be closed to through vehicle traffic for two weeks, and will reopen midnight on Sunday, May 2. Traffic signage and equipment will be in place to direct vehicle traffic through the remaining open lanes for this two week period. The north sidewalk along 500 South will remain open on weekdays. During the events on the race day Saturdays, April 24 and May 1, all sidewalks and vehicular lanes will be closed to all transportation. All pathways will reopen at midnight Sunday April 25 and May 2. 

All eastbound lanes of traffic will remain open throughout the duration of the event.


Detour options for vehicular traffic on race days

Commuters wishing to exit or enter campus have the following options.

OPTION 1:   South Campus Drive eastbound or westbound to either 1300 East or Marrio Cappechi.

OPTION 2:   Turning left on Marrio Capecchi Drive and Foothill Drive to bypass the impacted area.
OPTION 3:   Utilizing North Campus Drive to bypass avoid the area completely.

All detour plans have been reviewed and approved by Salt Lake City and UDOT mandates. Additionally, U of U Health, Primary Children's Hospital, the VA Hospital, UTA and other emergency services have received copies of these plans.


April 24 and May 1 race day closures will be similar to those of recent U Athletics football game days. A fence line will enclose the entire area seen below and tickets are required to gain access to the roadway between Rice-Eccles Stadium and the Guardsman Way parking lot. Again, race-day road closures will take place the evenings of Friday, April 23 and Friday April 30, 2021 and will reopen at midnight the following Sunday's.

Closures on 500 South will be from Guardsman Way to 1300 East. Guardsman Way closures will be from 500 South to just about the entrance of the Steiner Recreation Center. Parking attendants will be in place on race days to ensure proper use of the Steiner Recreation Center parking spaces for the community.

Guardsman Way roadway and sidewalks will remain open during weekdays. The detour seen in the image below will only be in effect on Saturday, April 24 and Saturday May 1. 

This Supercross event requires a closed fence line to be in place and a ticket to access the interior event space including the north section of Guardsman Way and 500 South. On Saturday’s, April 24 and May 1, Guardsman Way will be closed to through traffic all forms of transportation. Cyclists and pedestrians can avoid the impacted area on these race day Saturday’s by utilized the following path through the V.A. Hospital Campus and Sunnyside Park.

For those utilizing the UTA bus system, plan your trip here.


Stadium Lot (Lot 1): Closed April 19 through May 2.

Chemistry Lot (Lot 4), Marriott South Lot (Lot 5), Marriott Library Lot (Lot 6): These lots will be designated for VIP and working staff on April 24 and May 1. ‘A’ and ‘U’ permit holders may park in these lots during non-race days.

East Stadium Lot (Lot 9): Closed from April 20 to May 2.

Social Work Lot (Lot 8), Sculpture Lot (Lot 10), Central Garage (Lot 11), Business Lot (Lot 12) and LDS West Lot (Lot 18): Designated for Supercross guests on April 24 and May 1.

LDS East Lot (Lot 19): Contractors permitted to park in the Stadium Lot and the Guardsman Lot must park in the LDS East Lot from April 19 to May 2.

Guardsman Lot (Lot 40): Closed April 19 to May 2.

Shoreline Garage (Lot 81): Ozone permit holders will be relocated to the Shoreline Garage from April 19 to May 2. Additionally, the Campus Shuttle’s Ozone Route will detour to the Shoreline Garage.

Supercross has implemented enhanced health measures to help ensure the highest standards of wellness when it comes to live experiences. Seating capacity will be reduced at Rice-Eccles Stadium to a Pod Seating structure, which will allow family and friends to safely enjoy all the action while social distancing from other groups in attendance. Unless otherwise exempted by law, guests age 2 and older must wear a face covering except when actively eating and drinking – local venue rules also apply.


FanFest is currently scheduled to take place at both Salt Lake City rounds as the expansive outside footprint will feature the race team rigs, Monster Energy exhibitions, photo opportunity set ups, food and beverages, plus authentic Supercross and racer merchandise sold via contactless shopping. Ticketed patrons will be allowed to move between the FanFest perimeter and the stadium to watch qualifying at designated times:

Salt Lake City Round 16 – Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • FanFest Opens | 11 a.m.
  • Stadium Open for Qualifying | 1 p.m.
  • Stadium Open for Race | 3:30 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies | 4:30 p.m.

Salt Lake City Round 17 – Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • FanFest Opens | 2 p.m.
  • Stadium Open for Qualifying | 4 p.m.
  • Stadium Open for Race | 6:30 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies | 7:30 p.m.