2013 Monster Energy Supercross Fan Guide

Our cross-country travels to follow the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross series begin this weekend. Well, sort of. Angels Stadium is a stone's throw away for us, but trips to the faraway locales of Toronto and Daytona require some planning. Luckily, we have a full travel department to book anything needed and the repetition has allowed us to memorize the schedule. You on the other hand do not, and that is where we come in.

In an effort to make your day/night at Supercross less tasking, we have complied a comprehensive guide. Everything you need is here, including locations, dates, accommodations, and transportation. Need a place to eat? We have the city's Urbanspoon page hot linked. Same goes for Yelp. Find a hotel from the TripAdvisor list or download the Hotel Tonight app and score a last minute deal.

We recommend you get to the stadium early and check out the sprawl that is the Pit Party. Getting in is typically free, as long as you bring an empty Monster Energy Drink can to recycle. Of course you will have one; you are going to Supercross. Some rounds do require an additional pass. Quick tip, though: the top riders in the sport only sign autographs at certain predetermined times and a special ticket is needed. Getting the ticket is free, but they are of limited quantity. You must stop by the team's rig early in the day and line up.

Want to connect through social media on race day? Follow our exploits with Twitter (@twmxdotcom), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TransWorldMoto), Instagram (@twmxdotcom), and Pheed(https://www.pheed.com/TransWorldMotocross). Live timing is available through the AMA's At the Wire site, http://live.amasupercross.com/, even on mobile devices with the AMA Supercross app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ama-sx/id585359101?mt=8). Stay connected and see things your general admission ticket could never access.

Okay, so there you have it. Everything you need is here, so study up and get ready for what should be the greatest race season of the sport's history. See you at the races...

Pick Your Race

Anaheim

Phoenix

Oakland

San Diego

Arlington

Atlanta

St. Louis

Daytona

Indianapolis

Toronto

Houston

Minneapolis

Seattle

Salt Lake City

Las Vegas

Anaheim, California

Round One: January 5th
Round Three: January 19th
Round Five: February 2nd

The traditional season opener has been Anaheim for a number of years and the tour spends plenty of time in the OC. Los Angeles has been dropped from the schedule and the race has moved south for a third stint in Angels Stadium. There is plenty to do in Orange County, so set aside some time and explore, but be sure to trail back to the stadium in time.

Anaheim One Track

Anaheim Two Track

Where

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, California 92806

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Angel Stadium Parking Lot
12:30PM - 6:00PM

Get There

John Wayne Airport
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, California 92707

Stay Here

Anaheim Hotels

Eat/See/Do

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Phoenix, Arizona

Round Two: January 12th

With the first race nerves alleviated, many consider Phoenix to be the “real” start of the season. The desert hardpack is an added element the racers must tackle, but the racing is historically some of the best the year offers. Located in downtown, Chase Field is close to everything, so finding pre- or post-race activities should be a breeze. Expect the retractable roof to remain closed come race time.

Phoenix Track

Where

Chase Field
401 East Jefferson
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Chase Field Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Sky Harbor International Airport
3400 East Sky Harbor Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Stay Here

Phoenix Hotels

Eat/See/Do

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Oakland, California

Round Four: January 28th

NorCal has always been a major part of the series and in recent years the event has moved across the bay from San Francisco to its current location, Oakland’s O.co Coliseum. Culturally diverse and thriving in art and food circles, there is something for everyone in O-Town. We do recommend rain gear of some kind, since the area is known for wet weather.

Oakland Track

Where

O.co Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, California 94621

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

O.co “B” Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Drive
Oakland, California 94621

Stay Here

Oakland Hotels

Eat/See/Do

Yelp Oakland
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San Diego, California
Round Six: February 9th

As both the final California round and the last on the West Coast before an extensive break, San Diego can make or break a rider’s season. The massive Qualcomm bowl fills to the brim with fans and the concrete structure echos the sounds of excitement. San Diego is known for its mild year round weather, but over the past few years the race has experienced light rains. Take a jacket to counter the cool weather or precipitation.

San Diego Track

Where

Qualcomm Stadium
9449 Friars Road
San Diego, California 92108

Buy Tickets

San Diego Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Qualcomm Stadium East Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

San Diego International Airport
3225 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101

Stay Here

San Diego Hotels

Eat/See/Do

Yelp San Diego
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Arlington, Texas
Round Seven: February 16th

The kickoff to the East Coast takes place at the famed Dallas Cowboys Stadium, also known as “JerryWorld.” The arena lives up to the corny expression about the size of things in Texas, and no expense was spared in its construction. Don’t let the massive 1080HD video screen distract you from the racing taking place on the track, but you’ll be able to follow along with the thousands of over LCD screens hung throughout the venue. Getting to the stadium is a bit of a trek, but everything you need is waiting for you there.

Arlington Track

Where

Cowboys Stadium
One Legends Way
Arlington, Texas 76011

Buy Tickets

Arlington Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Cowboys Stadium Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
DFW International Airport
3200 East Airfield Drive
DFW Airport, TX 75261

Stay Here

Arlington Hotels

Eat/See/Do

Yelp Dallas
Urbanspoon Dallas

Atlanta, Georgia
Round Eight: February 23rd

Nestled in the heart of the South, Atlanta is one of the year’s most attended rounds. It is common to hear of spectators traveling hours down the Eastern seaboard to catch the race, and since it is one of the few Supercross rounds that happens East of Indiana every seat is occupied. Red clay covers the sprawling Georgia Dome floor and the layout is typically one of the more technical designs riders face. The ATL is worth the trip.

Atlanta Track

Where

Georgia Dome
1 Georgia Dome Drive Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Buy Tickets

Atlanta Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Georgia World Congress Center
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
6000 North Terminal Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30320

Stay Here

Atlanta Hotels

Eat/See/Do

Yelp Atlanta
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St. Louis, Missouri

Round Nine: March 2nd

The riverfront city is known to many for its beer and BBQ, but racers praise it for the best dirt of any stop on the schedule. The Edward Jones Dome is seated on the northern end of historic downtown St. Louis and countless restaurants, hotels, casinos, and bars are within feet of its entrance, namely in the Landing district of town. STL is a major city in the Midwest and the race draws spectators from the neighboring Plains states.

St. Louis Track

Where

Edward Jones Dome
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Buy Tickets

St. Louis Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

America’s Center Convention Complex
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
10701 Lambert International Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63145

Stay Here

St. Louis Hotels

Eat/See/Do

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Daytona Beach, Florida
Round Ten: March 9th

With its massive Supercross-slash-motocross track  laid on the famed super speedway’s infield grass, the Daytona Supercross is unlike any other. It is considered the odd event of the year, since it is not run by Feld or in a stadium, but it coincides with Bike Week and is now the lone Florida round. Fans can sit in the traditional bleacher seats, but those longing to get close to the action can stand on the high banks of the front straightaway. Small word of advice: Daytona will be packed throughout the week with motorcycle riders, so the hotels in town will sellout. A viable option is Orlando, which is just an hour to the west. We have included information for both.

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Where

Daytona International Speedway
1801 West International Speedway Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Daytona International Speedway Garage Paddock
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Daytona Beach International Airport
700 Catalina Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Orlando International Airport
1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32827

Stay Here

Daytona Hotels
Orlando Hotels

Eat/See/Do

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Yelp Orlando
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Round Eleven: March 16th

Tight confines means close racing, and that is what fans come to expect at the Lucas Oil Stadium. The brick stadium stands out against the Indy skyline to those traveling down I-70, and is easy to find on the southwest end of town. Since the location is close to everything, getting between the facility and all that downtown has to offer is extremely easy, but you may not want to leave the vicinity: a fully organized pit party will take place for the first time in 2013.

Indianapolis Track

Where

Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

Buy Tickets

Indianpolis Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Lucas Oil Stadium South Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Indianapolis International Airport
7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive
Indianapolis, Indianapolis 46241

Stay Here

Indianapolis Hotels

Eat/See/Do

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Round Twelve: March 23rd

The series treks across the border for a weekend in Toronto, the only Canadian round of the year. Toronto has been met with mixed reactions by the riders and teams, but this does not keep the fans or the series from funneling into the Rogers Centre. In lieu of a traditional Saturday pit party, the Rogers Centre opens its doors on Friday night and allows the fans to walk the track and meet the riders. Placed right on the shores of Lake Ontario, it can get cold in the Great White North, but the underground PATH system connects you to a number of shops and hotels.

Toronto Track

Where

Rogers Centre
One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON M5V 1J1, Canada

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Monster Energy Friday Night Track Party

Rogers Centre
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT

Get There

Toronto Pearson International Airport
6301 Silver Dart Drive 
Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada

Stay Here

Toronto Hotels

Eat/See/Do

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Houston, Texas
Round Thirteen: April 6th

Houston has been a part of the Supercross series since, well, Supercross began. Racing has occurred in the city since 1974, where Jim Pomeroy scored the first win inside the Astrodome and it continues to this day at Reliant Stadium. The stadium is cutting edge, as it clocks in at 1.9 million square feet and is over 50 percent glass. Every amenity thinkable is located near Reliant Park, including hotels and restaurants.

Houston Track

Where

Reliant Stadium
1 Reliant Park
Houston, Texas 77054

Buy Tickets

Houston Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Reliant Park Westridge Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Bush Intercontinental Airport
2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, Texas 77032

William P. Hobby Airport
7800 Airport Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77061

Stay Here

Houston Hotels

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Round Fourteen: April 13th

After a stretch of time off the schedule, Minneapolis returns in 2013 with a stop at the Metrodome. Supercross has long been a part of the venue’s history and has visited sporadically over the past 10 years, which depending on the outcome in April, could change. One of the oldest stadiums in the US, the Metrodome is known for its inflated roof and the resulting loudness, so packing ear plugs is a necessary measure. No matter the weather, the racing will go on inside the climate controlled building.

Minneapolis Track

Where

Metrodome
900 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

Buy Tickets

Minneapolis Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Metrodome Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Terminal One : 4300 Glumack Drive, St. Paul, MN 55111
Terminal Two: 7150 Humphrey Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55450

Stay Here

Minneapolis Hotels

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Seattle, Washington

Round Fifteen: April 20th

An open air stadium in the Pacific Northwest may raise a few questions, but CenturyLink Field in Seattle does its job just fine as 70 percent of the seats are covered. The loudest stadium in the NFL, it has been dubbed “The 12th Man” by the media. The area’s climate and location near the Puget Sound have caused a number of mud races to occur, but attendance never takes a massive hit.

Seattle Track

Where

CenturyLink Field
800 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134

Buy Tickets

Seattle Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

CenturyLink Field North Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
17801 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98158

Stay

Seattle Hotels

Eat/See/Do

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Round Sixteen: April 27th

With the massive Utah mountains as a backdrop, Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City is easily the most scenic stop of the year. The venue is part of the University of Utah campus and was constructed to welcome the 2002 Winter Olympics to the city. Open air and in the mountains, weather is ever changing, so one must prepare for whatever an early spring evening can bring.

Salt Lake City Track

Where

Rice-Eccles Stadium
451 South 1400 East, Suite 600
Salt Lake City, Utah

Buy Tickets

Salt Lake City Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Rice-Eccles West Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

Salt Lake City International Airport
776 North Terminal Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

Stay

Salt Lake City Hotels

Eat/See/Do

Yelp Salt Lake City
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Round Seventeen: May 4th

No matter how the season turns out, you should plan on being at the Las Vegas finale in May. Why? Because it is Vegas, and that is enough of a reason. Racing takes place far east of The Strip at Sam Boyd Stadium, and the venue typically sells out. With a massive area to work with and last round distinction, Feld goes all-out to make sure it is a success.

Las Vegas Track

Where

Sam Boyd Stadium
7000 East Russell Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89122

Buy Tickets

Las Vegas Supercross Tickets

Times

Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying: 12:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00PM

Pit Party

Sam Boyd Stadium North Parking Lot
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Get There

McCarran International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Stay Here

Las Vegas Hotels

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