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Monster Jam – Family Entertainment At Its Best

Joel Moss

IT’S one of the most exciting forms of family entertainment – a motorsport spectacular featuring 4m-tall, and 5-tonne Monster Jam trucks.

A crowd of over 50,000 is expected to watch the second instalment of Monster Jam at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

This will be the 47th event held at ANZ Stadium in 2014 – and the Stadium team is taking advantage of the fact the football season is over, with a $2 million returfing program currently underway.

The new turf, which has been growing on a turf farm in western Sydney for the past four months, will be laid after the Monster Trucks have come and gone!

This will ensure the Stadium surface is in top shape for the T20 cricket international on Sunday 9 November, two Big Bash League games featuring the Sydney Thunder in December, and the biggest football tournament ever staged in this country, the AFC Asian Cup, in January

Monster Jam

The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks.

These amazing machines bring fans to their feet while racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – or smash through. 

Monster Jam emerged as a sideshow attraction at US tractor pulling events in the ’80’s. Today it’s a highflying, high speed stunt spectacular –  and Australia got its first Monster Jam dose in 2013, when 55 000 fans packed ANZ Stadium.

Monster Jam entertains more than 4 million fans a year at 125 different locations and more than 350 performances.

During the Freestyle part of the Monster Jam event, trucks face off, one at a time, destroying (and sometimes going right through) the obstacles on the course: trucks, cars, dirt mounds, caravans and more!

ANZ Stadium will be dumped with 7500 tonnes of soil on Thursday and transformed overnight into a daredevil-dirt stadium.  The Sydney grid boasts ten trucks including the iconic Grave Digger® ;  the raging El Toro Loco® and 11-time world champion Max-D℠;  and hot pink fan favourite, MADUSA®.

The 5000-kilo trucks are massive, custom-built racing machines costing close to $250,000 each and unleashing an awesome 1,500-2,000 horsepower from their octane injected engines.   Up to four metres tall and four metres wide, they perform breathtaking stunts and deliver highflying action covering up to 50m in a single leap, rocketing up to 12m skywards and accelerating from 0-100 kph in under three seconds.

Leave the driving to Monster Jam with FREE travel on Sydney Trains to and from the event included in all tickets. So leave the car at home and take advantage of the additional and direct train services in place.

if you do decide to drive it is essential that you pre-book your parking well in advance to avoid disappointment. Pre-book your parking by clicking here.

Click here for tickets and all the information you need.

Facts & info on ANZ Stadium in 2014

– Almost 1.5 million fans have passed through the turnstiles so far this year at ANZ Stadium to watch some of the nation’s biggest events.

– More than 21 million fans have now watched events at ANZ Stadium since it was opened in 1999 in the lead-up to the Sydney Olympics.

– 2014 will be remembered for some of the most exciting sporting events in the Stadium’s history, including: 

a) The NSW Blues’ State of Origin victory; 
b) The NSW Waratahs’ Super Rugby title win; 
c) The tense 12-all Bledisloe Cup Test between the Wallabies and the All Blacks;  
d)  Alessandro Del Piero’s emotional farewell against mighty Juventus;  
e) Two Swans Finals;  
f) And the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ historic first Grand Final victory in 43 years.

– The 2014 NRL Grand Final set a new crowd record at ANZ Stadium in its current configuration – 83,833

– ANZ Stadium will also host all seven Sydney games during the AFC Asian Cup, between 9-31 January, including a semi-final on Australia Day and the Final on Saturday 31 January.

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