Edward Jones Dome Floor Being Transformed Into Supercross Track
The floor of the Edward Jones Dome is being transformed into a huge mass of dirt! Some 500 truckloads of dirt started being dumped on the dome floor Tuesday for Saturday’s Monster Energy Supercross race.
That’s a total of one and a half million pounds of dirt!
Dozens of riders will take to the Jones Dome floor on Saturday. Organizers say preparing for the race is a major process.
First they lay the dirt base, and then they build the hills for the track.
‘It takes s a lot of planning. We start in the summer months. As soon as we`re done with the series in May we`ll start building the next series in June for next year,’ said Supercross event manager Tim Phend.
He added, ‘We look forward to coming into St. Louis and putting on a big show. Every city we come into we just want to make the fans happy and put on a big show.’
St. Louis is the ninth stop in the 17 race series.
This is the 16th annual Supercross race in St. Louis.