For the first time ever, in an incredible coup for sports fans, the AUS-X Open is set to run under the roof of the famed Marvel Stadium, in what will be the largest international Supercross and action sports event ever held outside of USA.
The Monster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne promises to be the biggest off-road motorcycle racing and action sports event in Australian history with Supercross, Freestyle Motocross, live music, pyrotechnics and non-stop entertainment all under one roof on November 30.
Since launching in Sydney in 2015, almost 100,000 fans have been left captivated by ‘the 20/20 of motorsports’ due to its short, exciting and energetic racing. This year will be the first time ever, an international Supercross event of this scale and magnitude will be held in Melbourne, featuring the world’s best riders going head-to-head on a world championship sized Supercross track.
It will also be an engineering feat, arguably unmatched by any Supercross event in the world and certainly one of the most challenging in Australian history, as supports imported and constructed in the lower level carpark, prepare to handle the immense pressure of up to 6,000 tonnes of dirt, machinery and infrastructure, all positioned in the center of Australia’s largest indoor stadium.
AUS-X Open Chairman – Tony Cochrane (Founder of V8 Supercars), states a move to Melbourne will open up a world of opportunity as this exciting event looks to expand and build on its already popular foundations.
“Since its inception, the AUS-X Open has grown from strength-to-strength to a point where we’ve found ourselves in the fortunate situation of needing to expand to cater for the growing appetite of Supercross racing and more broader sports fans across the country,” Cochrane said.
“Melbourne is renowned for hosting some of the world’s greatest sporting events and what better place than Marvel Stadium to deliver a world-class event to a world-class audience.”
“The AUS-X Open Melbourne will be bigger, faster, louder, featuring more entertainment and greater accessibility to these international megastars than ever before, and I can’t wait for November 30 to showcase this amazing spectacle to the people of Melbourne. It really has to be seen to be believed,” Cochrane stated.
November 30 will see Australia and New Zealand’s best riders go head-to-head against the world’s best at Marvel Stadium with a junior class also on show, with competitors as young as six set to compete in front of the huge Melbourne crowd.
Famed for its non-stop entertainment, suitable to audiences of all ages, the anticipation for this year’s AUS-X Open Melbourne event will be elevated to new heights, with just the one chance, to see the best Supercross riders in the world go head-to-head with the very best from Australia and New Zealand. Sparks will literally fly as some of the bravest athletes on the planet battle for supremacy and bragging rights, to win one of the world’s highest profile international events.
It will be one massive night of extreme entertainment, in the heart of the always buzzing, Melbourne.
Fans will be blown away by the full-sized World Championship style track, that will test man and machine like never before.
The AUS-X Open will move to Melbourne from Sydney as part of a partnership with the Victorian Government via its tourism and major events agency, Visit Victoria. It has the full support of the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, The Hon. Martin Pakula.
“Victoria is unmatched as the sporting and event capital of Australia and we’re so excited to bring the AUS-X Open to a world-class venue like Marvel Stadium,” said Mr Pakula.
“Melbourne’s sporting calendar continues to be the envy of cities across Australia and around the world. We’re thrilled to add AUS-X Open to the list, this November.”
“Major events, such as the AUS-X Open, are hugely important to our visitor economy, helping to drive Melbourne’s international positioning and profile, tourism, branding and business links.”
Adding even greater excitement, the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Melbourne will double as the Grand Final round to the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship, much to the delight of Peter Doyle, the CEO for the sanctioning body for Supercross racing, Motorcycling Australia (MA).
“The Australian Supercross Championship is Australia’s premier off-road motorcycle racing Championship. To have the grand finale here in Melbourne, at an incredible event like the AUS-X Open, is a huge positive for the sport and fans alike,” said Doyle.
Michael Green, Chief Executive Officer of Marvel Stadium, said the venue is thrilled to host world-class sporting talent along with thousands of avid fans.
“We are very excited to work alongside AUS-X Open as the host venue for what will be a great event,” said Green.
“We pride ourselves on the stadium’s multi-functionality and adaptability to deliver memorable fan experiences no matter the type of event.
“Marvel Stadium views the AUS-X Open event as a chance to showcase the venue’s versatility and show fans why Marvel Stadium continues to be one of the busiest multi-purpose stadia in the world.”