Monster Jam Roars into London for the First Time
Authored by Natalie Newnam on April 5, 2022
Rev up your engines as larger-than-life sporting experience Monster Jam® heads to London for the very first time. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the adrenaline-charged, interactive experience for the whole family features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. A stadium-only event, the competition is the biggest, boldest and loudest of its kind in the UK, seating up to 50,000.
Returning to international competition for the first time since 2020 and roaring into London Stadium on 18th June, London based fans finally get to witness the heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles. Engineered to perfection, the world-famous 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks such as Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco® and Megalodon® push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions.
This year’s Monster Jam event features skilled athletes, including 12-time Monster Jam World Finals® champion Tom Meents, fighting for the event championship while putting on a spectacle, constantly innovating and always entertaining. 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. Some impressive Monster Jam facts include:
- Each engine delivers about 1,500 horsepower
- It takes 1,500-man hours to build and remove a track
- 113 liters of paint are used to paint the track and obstacles
If the competitions aren’t enough, there will be a Monster Jam ‘Pit Party’ from 11:30-13:00, the only place that allows up close access to the Monster Jam teams. Fans will get to see the massive trucks up close, get an inside look into how they’re built, meet their favourite drivers, take pictures, get autographs, and so much more.
“Monster Jam is a global premier experience which entertains and delights millions around the planet, bringing families of all ages together for one historic event,” said Magnus Danielsson, Vice President of International Motorsports for Feld Entertainment Inc., owner of Monster Jam. “We are excited to be bringing Monster Jam to London, and the iconic London Stadium for the first time ever. This is definitely a must-experience and will be one for the books!”
Graham Gilmore, CEO of London Stadium, said: “We pride ourselves on bringing new and exciting events to the Stadium, and Monster Jam is certainly that. An incredible high-octane experience for all the family, we cannot wait to host this unique show for a new audience in the UK, as part of our fantastic summer schedule. It will certainly be one not to miss!”
WHEN: 18th June – 2:30pm | Pit Party 11:30am – 1:00pm
WHERE: London Stadium | London
TRUCK LINEUP: Grave Digger® driven by Randy Brown; Max-D™ driven by Tom Meents; El Toro Loco® driven by Armando Castro; Megalodon® driven by Tristan England; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Brianna Mahon; Scooby-Doo™ driven by Myranda Cozad; and Earth Shaker® driven by Peter Nyman and Blue Thunder® driven by Todd LeDuc
**Truck and driver line-up subject to change