Feld Moto Sports, the Supercross promoters, just released its 2011 schedule and there are a few notable changes but perhaps none more so than a round now being held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Never before has a Supercross race been held at the famed outdoor baseball-only stadium. The round will replace one of the past three Anaheim rounds.Also, Okland will host a round for the first time since 1984. It replaces the San Francisco round.Once again, Angel Stadium of Anaheim will be the site for the opening round of the 17-round series, and will be held on January 8. With the exceptions of the Los Angeles and Oakland rounds, the schedule is pretty much the same as it was last year. As usual, the series will conclude in Las Vegas.The following is a release from Feld Motor Sports-Feld Motor Sports announced today the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, schedule that kicks off January 8 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, and concludes at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium on May 7. Monster Energy Supercross will showcase the world's premier indoor off-road motorcycle racing championship at some of the world's most prominent stadiums in 2011, including two new events.Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles will host its first-ever Monster Energy Supercross race January 22, which is the tour's third race. Monster Energy Supercross will maintain its tradition in Anaheim while expanding into Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium. From Los Angeles, Monster Energy Supercross will head to Oak-Alameda City Stadium in Oakland, Calif., for the first time since 1984 on January 29."The 2011 Monster Energy Supercross schedule, which includes two new venues, sets the stage for next year and we will continue to assemble several key enhancements to build this brand and the sport of supercross," said Kenneth Feld, Chairman and CEO, Feld Entertainment. "We are excited to showcase the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross races at the legendary Dodgers Stadium and return to Oakland's Oak-Alameda City Stadium.""Year after year, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is very exciting, captive and unpredictable," said FIM President Vito Ippolito. "Who would have thought that Ryan Dungey would win the title in his first year of participation? Supercross is an excellent showcase for FIM motor sports and the number of its fans grows every year, as their appetite to see Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship events go worldwide. This is also the FIM's wish. We know Feld Motor Sports is working hard on that for the future and we are pleased to see that the 2011 calendar counts another 17 events.""Since the early 1970s, AMA Supercross has provided the stage, and the best motorcycle racers in the world have delivered the talent, to create one of the most exciting championship series on two wheels," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "The AMA is very pleased to continue working with our promotional partner, Feld Motor Sports, to deliver both a level playing field and high-octane thrills to hundreds of thousands of fans across the United States."Reigning Monster Energy Supercross champion Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., will defend his championship in 2011 after becoming the youngest rider in history to be crowned AMA Supercross class champion."Anaheim 1 is probably the biggest and most anticipated race we have in our sport, but I like San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Indy because they are better suited to my style," said Dungey. "The crowds are big in all of those cities, the towns are cool and the tracks are great, but I am a racer, so I am ready to go wherever they line us up at. I have to prepare for a long season that is 17 races in 18 weeks; it is grueling on your body and mind. I experienced that last year and know a little more now what to expect.  And with the return of James (Stewart), Chad (Reed), and Ryan (Villopoto), it should be a good one that hopefully goes down to the wire." 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, ScheduleDate                             Venue                                                  CityJanuary 8                      Angel Stadium                                      Anaheim, Calif.January 15                    Chase Field                                           PhoenixJanuary 22                    Dodger Stadium                                    Los AngelesJanuary 29                    Oak-Alameda City Stadium                    OaklandFebruary 5                    Angel Stadium                                      Anaheim, Calif.February 12                   Reliant Stadium                                     HoustonFebruary 19                   Qualcomm Stadium                               San DiegoFebruary 26                   Georgia Dome                                      AtlantaMarch 5                        Daytona Int'l Speedway                         Daytona, Fla.*March 12                       Lucas Oil Stadium                                 IndianapolisMarch 19                       Jacksonville Municipal Stadium              Jacksonville, Fla.March 26                       Rogers Centre                                       Toronto, ONApril 2                           Cowboys Stadium                                 Arlington, TexasApril 9                           Edward Jones Dome                             St. LouisApril 16                         Qwest Field                                           SeattleApril 30                         Rice-Eccles Stadium                             Salt Lake CityMay 7                           Sam Boyd Stadium                               Las Vegas

 

 


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