Monster Energy Supercross
Let’s face it: We miss sports. As professional and collegiate sports faced schedule disruptions throughout the spring, we’ve lost that buzz of excitement that comes from watching high-level competition. And while many organizations still wrestle with the logistics of resuming competition in our current circumstances, at least one organization will be bringing live competition back to Rice-Eccles Stadium this week—even if it’s without a live audience.
On May 31, the Monster Energy Supercross Championship returns to action, with motorcycle racing that will be broadcast on NBC networks. According to Dave Prater, Senior Director of Operation for Two-Wheels at Feld Entertainment, the organization has instituted rigorous safety guidelines for participating competitors, crew members and staff, even as they face the challenging economics of holding events without spectators. “It’s been refreshing how the sports industry as a whole, not just the mostorsports industry, have come together,” Prater says. “We have multiple contacts across multiple leagues and stadiums, and we’ve all been sharing ideas as far as our prevention plans and mitigation plans, in addition to what it’s going to be like without fans and how can we best portray that energy when you play inside an empty stadium.”
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