The most adrenaline-charged and full-throttle family fun motorsport in the world roars into XL Center on February 25 – 26
Hartford, CT (September 13, 2022) – This. Is. Monster Jam™! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Hartford for an adrenaline-charged weekend at XL Center on Saturday, February 25 – Sunday, February 26. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam® features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Tickets are available on XLCenter.com with Monster Jam Preferred Customers able to purchase advance tickets starting today, September 13, before tickets go on-sale to the general public on September 20. Fans can still sign up for free to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer and get exclusive access to the pre-sale offer code.
The excitement begins at the Monster Jam Pit Party held in Hartford on Saturday and Sunday. Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. This fun-filled 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. Tickets for the Pit Party must be purchased separately.
Hartford fans will be on the edge of their seats as world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donuts and Racing competitions. The Arena Series East Champion will receive a highly coveted automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals® to compete for the title of World Champion. The 2023 Monster Jam World Finals will be held in Nashville on July 1.
The Arena Championship Series East features eight skilled athletes fighting for the championship while putting on a spectacle, constantly innovating and always entertaining. 2022 Rookie of the Year Weston Anderson in the legendary Grave Digger® looks to repeat as series champion. Armando Castro grabs the bull by the horns in El Toro Loco®. Linsey Read returns to full time competition behind the wheel of Monster Mutt® Dalmatian.
Monster Jam drivers are 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 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.
Saturday, February 25 –1 p.m. & 7 p.m. | Pit Party 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 –1 p.m. | Pit Party 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: XL Center | One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103
TRUCK LINEUP: Grave Digger® driven by Weston Anderson; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Linsey Read; El Toro Loco® driven by Armando Castro; Velociraptordriven by Travis Mowery; 4 trucks/drivers TBA
**Truck and driver line-up subject to change
Tickets will be available for purchase online at XLCenter.com
Visit MonsterJam.com for more detailed information.
PHOTO/VIDEO ASSETS: Media can download truck/driver photos and other press materials directly here.
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About Monster Jam
Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam® features world-class athletes competing for championships on perfectly engineered dirt tracks that push these ever-evolving, state-of-the-art trucks to the limit. Beyond the 350 global live events each year, the Monster Jam brand extends off the track into the home through products, content and merchandise that keeps the fun alive year-round. For more information, visit MonsterJam.com.
About Feld Motor Sports:
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting specialized arena and stadium-based motorsports entertainment. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and the SuperMotocross World Championship. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a subsidiary of Feld Entertainment, Inc. Visit monsterjam.com, SupercrossLIVE.com, and feldentertainment.com for more information.
About XL Center:
The XL Center is a 15,000+ seat multipurpose arena located in downtown Hartford, CT, and operated by Spectra Venue Management. The arena is home to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), University of Connecticut Men’s Ice Hockey, and University of Connecticut Men’s & Women’s Basketball. It was built in 1975 and underwent major renovations in 2014. The XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, sports, consumer events, and trade shows throughout the season. Learn more at XLCenter.com. Follow the XL Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
In Connecticut, OVG360 manages the XL Center in Hartford, Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, and Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport. OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more.