Grand Rapids, MI - Tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Thunder Nationals, the world's premier monster truck series, are now available. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15. Tickets are also available at the Van Andel Arena® and DeVos Place® Convention Center box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers, including D & W stores and select Family Fare locations, charge by phone: 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Monster Jam roars into Van Andel Arena for four shows as scheduled:
Friday, March 15 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 2:00 p.m.
The event will feature outrageous jumps, crushed cars, plenty of concrete-streaking action, and some of the most incredible "donuts" ever!
Scheduled to appear are: Grave Digger®, High Maintenance, Advance Auto Parts Grinder, Spiderman, El Toro Loco, Bad Habit, Black Stallion and Iron Warrior. (Line up is subject change.)
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 to125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
The Party in the Pits on Saturday, March 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. gives fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. Pit passes are $10 and must be accompanied by a valid Saturday 2:00 p.m. show ticket for Pit Party entry.
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 pit party gives all fans a chance to meet the stars of Monster Jam up-close while taking pictures and getting autographs.
For more information on Monster Jam, log on to www.MonsterJam.com