Monster Jam® Races back to SA!
The world’s most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport returns in 2023!
This. Is. Monster Jam! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world returns to South Africa in 2023 for an adrenaline-charged three-city tour starting in Cape Town at the DHL Stadium on Saturday, 22 April followed by FNB Stadium Johannesburg on Saturday, 29 April and ending at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 06 May for one exciting event only at 6pm in each city. In addition, Monster Jam® also features breath-taking Freestyle Motocross (FMX) exhibitions. This is unbeatable revved up fun for the entire family.
Monster Jam, produced by American-based Feld Entertainment and brought to you by McDonald’s South Africa (SA) together with leading local promoter, Showtime Management, in association with SuperSport, features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Exclusive advance tickets are available for purchase starting tomorrow until 04 July via the McDonald’s SA App. General public tickets go on-sale on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, available at www.showtime.co.za OR www.ticketmaster.co.za
Monster Jam is a huge day out for all the family kicking off with the world-famous Monster Jam Pit Party where fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take “selfies” with the drivers and trucks and enjoy other family-friendly fun. This unique experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.
Before the event, the Pit Party allows fans to get amongst the Monster Jam action. Tickets for the Pit Party cost R150 each. Quantities are limited and available only with an event ticket priced at R150, R250, R350, R450 and R600. Discounted event only family packages available. Optional Pit Party tickets at a cost of R150 per ticket may be purchased in addition to family packages. The Pit Party is from 1pm to 3:30pm with final entry at 3:00pm. The Monster Jam drivers depart from the Pit Party at 3:30pm.
“For decades, Monster Jam has been one of the biggest and most successful touring family events in the United States. Monster Jam’s three-city debut SA tour in 2019 broke International records with 3 sold out stadia and culminating in a new international record with 63 000 tickets sold in Johannesburg.” says Tony Feldman of Showtime Management. “We are revved up alongside our returning partners McDonald’s SA and Supersport to bring this unique and exciting family entertainment experience back to South Africa.”
The line-up of eight monster trucks is provisionally set to feature multiple fan favorites such as the legendary Grave Digger®, 12-time Monster Jam World Finals® Champion Max-DTM, mighty Megalodon®, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian and for the first time Earth Shaker®. The all-star drivers competing in SA will be announced at a later date.
“Being known for all things Family, we are proud to be a partner of this world renowned action packed family-friendly event. We believe in the power of sport and entertainment to bring family and friends together and what better way to do this than at Monster Jam® 2023,” says McDonald’s South Africa (SA) Supply Chain, Marketing and Technology Executive, Daniel Padiachy.
Monster Jam drivers are highly trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 4,5000 kg machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 110 km-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.
“Monster Jam is a global premier experience which entertains and delights millions around the planet, bringing families of all ages together,” said Magnus Danielsson, Vice President of Motorsports for Feld Entertainment Inc., owner of Monster Jam. “We are excited to be bringing Monster Jam back to South Africa. The record numbers from last time around speak for themselves, and now we’re looking forward to exceeding them and putting on the biggest events so far! Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are all definitely must-experiences, and tickets will for sure be in high demand!”
Standing four metres tall and four metres wide, the custom designed Monster Jam trucks are powered by super-charged engines delivering more than 1,500 horsepower. With tyres 1.7 metres tall, a Monster Jam truck can jump as far as 43 metres in length.
South African fans will witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. Plus, fans can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the Skills and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.
To learn more about Monster Jam®, check in with the SuperSport website (www.supersport.com) for specific broadcast listings closer to the time. A highlights show will feature on the SS Motorsport channel with regular repeats scheduled across the four SuperSport Variety channels.
Monster Jam races back into SA in 2023. Book now only at www.showtime.co.za or www.ticketmaster.co.za Ticketmaster is the only official Monster Jam SA ticketing agent. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to a Monster Jam event is not guaranteed.
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