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Supercross Brings Live Sports Back To Utah After 80 Days

May 31, 2020, 3:01 PM | Updated: Apr 26, 2021, 3:58 pm
Supercross - Rice-Eccles Stadium...
Riders race at dusk at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race at Rice-Eccles Stadium on April 28, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Kardas/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Kardas/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – In the first time in 80 days, the state of Utah has held a live sporting event with the help of Supercross.

It’s fitting that live sports in the United States would resume in the Beehive state after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus test in Oklahoma City was the beginning of the shut down of all sports that started on March 12.

The Supercross event took place at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Sunday without fans and with limited officials from the organization that were in attendance. After working alongside the Utah Sports Commission and Governor Gary Herbert’s office, Supercross received the “green light” to complete its championship run with seven made-for-TV races that will run through June 21.

The Supercross event can be seen on KSL 5 TV. The full television schedule for Supercross through June 21 can be found, here.

Supercross is following many procedures and protocols to make sure that the athletes and personnel are safe.

Health-Related Efforts Implemented By Supercross Includes:

  • Mandated prescreening
  • Testing
  • Temperature checks
  • Face masks
  • Increased sanitation efforts
  • Social distancing

Supercross Race Format For Final Seven Rounds:

  • 450SX Class
  • 250SX Class
  • Two qualifying sessions for gate pick
  • 250SX Class
  • 450SX Class
  • 250SX Class Main Event
  • 450SX Class Main Event

NWSL Starting Season In Utah

The state of Utah is also a big reason why the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will start their season with every team in the league coming to Utah to play in a tournament.

The 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup will be played and hosted in Salt Lake City starting on June 27th. The tournament will consist of 25 games.

All nine NWSL clubs will train at the Zions Bank Training Center in Herriman as well as the American First Credit Union field in Sandy. Matches will be predominantly played at Zions Bank Stadium, however, the semifinals and final will be played at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)...
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