After a two-decade absence, the premiere professional tour of "off-road" motorcycle racing will be revving up once again in Raymond James Stadium Saturday, February 24, 2018.
"It’s a different type of racing there is always something happening... We run into each other collide there’s some crashes it’s close racing," says Coope Webb, one of Supercross' star racers.
So what took so long for Supercross to return? The Tampa Sports Authority says it was simply a matter of scheduling.
"Because we have playoffs... And monster jams.. and all the other events we’ve worked in.. it took us a while to slot it in," says Tampa Sports Authority President Eric Hart.
But now Supercross, Feld Entertainment, and the Tampa Sports Authority seem to all be in agreement that this should be the beginning of a long partnership.
"This was the first year to get it started but our intent is to have a long term deal," says Hart.
It's a new addition during the time the sports authority says Tampa's event lineup is hotter than ever.
From new concerts... To the 2018 NHL All-Star game... March Madness in 2020... And another Superbowl coming in 2021.
The Tampa Sports Authority says the newly upgraded Raymond James Stadium is starting to attract more premiere events, and Amalie arena is also seeing a boost.
Bottomline: Tampa Bay is on the event scene.. and it's a wonderful boost for the local economy.