On April 4, the 14th stop of the inaugural Monster Energy® Supercross race will take place at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. Located on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, the stadium plays host to some of the country's premier entertainment events including Super Bowl XXXIX and Monster Jam, which recorded a record 70,611 fans earlier this year. Jacksonville Municipal Stadium is home to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.
"The state of Florida is home to many of the top stars of supercross and has a rich heritage for supercross racing, so bringing Monster Energy® Supercross to Jacksonville Municipal Stadium is a perfect fit as it adds another great racing stop to the Southeast.""Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is the preeminent supercross championship on the planet," said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. "For 2009, the AMA is very proud to, once again, partner with Live Nation Motor Sports to showcase the international stars, teams and stadiums that make this championship the most exciting, best-attended and widely viewed competition of its kind anywhere in the world."
"The joint efforts of Live Nation Motor Sports, the AMA and the FIM have again set the riders' and teams' stage for an exciting 2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship season," said FIM President Vito Ippolito. "For many riders and teams, Anaheim will once again be the start of their quest for the supercross grail. For the many supercross fans all over the world, it will be the beginning of another thrilling season. In the end, only one rider will be standing and he will be crowned the 2009 World Champion. With the consolidation of the AMA/FIM Series this past season into one unified World Championship, supercross has reached world status. The next challenge will be to export Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, events worldwide."
"Year in and year out, the Georgia Dome has been one of the sched