Friday, starts a four day weekend for my 1486 kids.
Yup, teachers conferences coupled with President’s Day on Monday and we are staring down the barrel of 96 hours of non-stop family time. Woo hoo!
While we can’t agree on pretty much anything to do as a family, the one thing that has become a family tradition is Monster Jam. Even the super cranky for no particular reason teenage girl likes to go to Monster Jam. OMG it’s That Fun…Snapchap, Snapchat, eye roll.
Of course the 8 year old boy likes it the most, but WIFE and Teenager also dig and ask to come along, because it is a great show. It’s keeps your attention from beginning to end.
Monster Jam is exciting, loud, athletic, fun and rolls back into town just in time for this long weekend. In it’s 25th year, the folks at Monster Jam and Feld Entertainment continue to change Monster Jam to make it more competitive, fun and charged with 12 foot tall super charged beasts, flying through the air.
The battle commences with customized, high-powered vehicles including Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks clashing it out all inside the All-State Arena. There is no such thing as a “bad seat” when you are watching Grave Digger flying eye level and you are in the balcony. It’s pure awesome.
The premier athletes vying to be Chicago champion are slated to be: 19-year-old Krysten Anderson, daughter of Monster Jam legend Dennis Anderson, driving the best-known Monster Jam truck of all time, the truck her father created in 1982, Grave Digger; Armando Castro driving crowd-favorite El Toro Loco; 20-year-old Camden Murphy from Itasca, Ill., driving Pirate’s Curse; Justin Sipes driving Megalodon; Bernard Light driving Alien Invasion; Ami Houde driving one of the sport’s most distinctive Monster Jam trucks, Zombie; JR Seasock driving the popular Monster Mutt Rottweiler, and Matt Cody driving Blue Thunder. Trucks and drivers are subject to change.
If you want to make it an “action learning day,” here are some fun facts : Monster Trucks are generally, 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam 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 Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air.
Show dates and times for Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL at the Allstate Arena are: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, and 1 p.m. on President’s Day Monday, Feb. 20.
Remember to bring a camera, ear plugs and ear cancelling headsets, because it is loud.
Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $22. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster retail locations, the Allstate Arena box office, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Pit Parties on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to Noon give fans the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks. Pit passes are $10 and can only be purchased in conjunction with tickets to the same-day Saturday or Sunday 1 p.m. show.
For more information, log onto www.MonsterJam.com or follow Monster Jam on social channels:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/MonsterJam
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- YouTube: www.youtube.com/MonsterJamLive