Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monster Jam returns to Charlotte

From a Bobcats Sports & Entertainment press release that just popped into our inbox:

Feld Motor Sports announced today that Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series, will take over Time Warner Cable Arena for three shows February 12 (7:30 p.m.) & 13 (2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.), 2010, featuring freestyle and racing competition. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air. The list of trucks includes: Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Blue Thunder, Superman, El Toro Loco, Eradicator, Backdraft, and Gunslinger.

The Built Ford Tough Party in the Pits on Friday (5 – 6:30 p.m.) and Saturday (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) will give fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. Pit Party Passes will be available at Advance Auto Parts from 1/25 – 2/11/2010 while supplies last.

Monster Jam® events are affordably priced for the whole family with Adult tickets starting at $18. All Kids 12 and under tickets are just $10. Note that ALL ticket prices increase $2 Day of Show. Beginning December 25th, Wendy’s is offering discount coupons for $5 off Adult Tickets with certain restrictions applying. Tickets are also available at the Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Monster Jam®, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association®, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam® shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle. The pre-show pit party gives all fans a chance to meet the stars of Monster Jam® up-close while taking pictures and getting autographs. The pit parties typically are held on the arena and stadium floors several hours prior to the start of the show.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. through,, the Time Warner Cable Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.

For media requests, please contact or 919.210.5150 to arrange interviews and photo opportunities. For more information on Monster Jam, log on to