With Round 16 of the Monster Energy Supercross kicking off in New Jersey this weekend we thought we would give you some facts and notes on this year and the venue.
- Monster Energy Supercross history in East Rutherford dates back 30 years when the championship visited old Giants stadium from 87-91. Supercross then made its return to the state of the art stadium in 2014
- MetLife stadium cemented its legacy in the sport two seasons ago when it hosted the first-ever live broadcast of Monster Energy Supercross on Fox Broadcast Channel. Saturday’s race will also be showcased on FOX, reaching millions of viewers across the country and world.
- At $1.6 billion Metlife Stadium is the most expensive stadium ever built, due largely to its distinction as the only open air-venue in the country to house two competing franchises – the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets.
- The first 450SX class race held at the stadium back on June 7 1987, Rick Johnson won whilst racing for Honda.
- The first 250SX class race held a the stadium back on June 7 1987, Keith Turpin won on a Suzuki but missed out on winning the championship to Ron Tichenor by just one point.
- In total six different riders have claimed a 450SX class victory in East Rutherford across eight seasons. Despite the parity, the NYC area has yet to welcome a first-class winner, in either class.
- The 250SX class winner in East Rutherford has gone on to win the Eastern Regional title in each of the past six seasons. Joey Savetgy, the current championship leader will look to continue that trend this season.
MetLife Stadium 2016