The US is slowly walking toward total reopening. Live entertainment is returning, the major Broadway shows have announced dates for their post-pandemic debut. Some major venues are planning life events at full capacity. The Madison Square Garden was the first of them. But the reopening got delayed due to the Knicks losing to the Atlanta Hawks. In the context of the wave of re-openings and post-pandemic debuts, MetLife Stadium has announced its first show with a live audience – Monster Jam. And it might come as a surprise that this would be the Monster Jam!
Tickets are on presale now! Be sure to use the passcode WB2MJP when you’re buying tickets!
Monster Jam at the MetLife Stadium
This high-octane event will take place on July 17 (Saturday). As aggressive and as scary as it might look, this show, composed of huge, roaring, 12,000-pound monster autos, is actually a well-loved family-friendly event. And, frankly, kids love it! I mean, you gotta love everything happening in the arena. The heated rivalries and the masterful showcase of extreme driving skills.
The MetLife will be on full audience capacity for the Monster Jam on July 17, but there’s a list of measures that need to be followed. I quote:
The safety and well-being of our guests and team members is our top priority. MetLife Stadium has established protocols designed to ensure a safe and healthy guest experience based on guidance from the CDC and the State of New Jersey.
HEALTH PROMISE – By entering MetLife Stadium, you and your guests are confirming that you have not been exposed to COVID-19, you are not experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms as identified by the CDC or have a temperature of 100.4°F or greater. Guests are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or show a vaccination card for entry. If you feel ill or are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please stay home.
FACE MASK AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING
Per New Jersey Executive Order, MetLife Stadium can operate at full capacity with no face mask and physical distancing requirements for guests. However, for this event facemasks are strongly encouraged and in accordance with CDC recommendations. Guests who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in indoor public spaces. Such as restrooms and clubs. They don’t have to provide proof for vaccination.
ENHANCED CLEANING & SANITIZATION – Enhanced and frequent cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been implemented throughout the Stadium including the use of electrostatic sprayers and hospital-grade cleaning supplies. High-touch surfaces and high-traffic areas are continuously monitored and cleaned during and after the event. Hand sanitizer dispensers are widely available throughout the Stadium at entrances, concourses, and restrooms.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK – Notwithstanding our efforts, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting MetLife Stadium, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Tickets are currently on pre-sale on Ticketmaster, the event’s primary market. Public on-sale is scheduled to begin June 15, 10 AM EDT. Tickets are currently available for purchase via passcode. You can buy your pass for the event with the exclusive promo code WB2MJP. Ticket prices range between $25 and $125.
Due to the primary market still being on presale, secondary market options are rather scarce. Still, ranging between $54 and $195, with the bulk costing not more than $90. However, we can expect a lot of development in the upcoming days.
Selectaticket.com provide a further discount of 10% when using the code SAVE10, when buying from their website!
Monster Jam in 2020 and 2021
Due to the still-raging COVID – 19 pandemic, Monster Jam had a rather short stadium tour – Monster Jam 2021 Stadium Championship Series. It took place from January 30th to March 28th. Five of the events provided series points – Houston and Arlington, TX, and Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa, FL. Bakugan Dragonoid – 424, Monster Energy – 404, and Megalodon – 402 formed the top 3 in the Final Points Standings.
Seven events did not provide points – those in Atlanta, GA, St. Louis, and Kansas City, MO, Glendale, AZ, Indianapolis, IN, San Antonio, TX, and East Rutherford, NJ.
The global COVID – 19 pandemic has not spared Monster Jam, too. The year had multiple canceled events, like the 2020 Monster X Tour World Finals, that had to take place at the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. This was an unfortunate turn of events for fans on the island due to the fact that this should have been the first monster truck show in over 20 years.
The highlight of the year was the show in Arlington, Texas. The event was the first one after the COVID – 19 outbreak in the US. This was the final appearance of the Lucas Oil Crusader. Max-D Fire, Mohawk Warrior, and Bakugan Dragonoid formed the Overall Top 3.
Monster Jam at the MetLife Stadium, 2019
Monster Jam returned to East Rutherford in a stylish fashion on on June 9th, 2019. Ryan Anderson and Son-uva Digger won the finals. Anderson bested the field in the 2 Wheel Skills Challenge and finished fourth in Racing and Freestyle, thus winning the championship. Grave Digger’s Tyler Menninga defeated Monster Jam veterans Scott Hartsock and Slinger in the final round, winning the first stadium racing game of his career. In Freestyle, Cynthia Gauthier used a series of jaw-dropping skills to push her to victory in the game. Son-uva Digger, Grave Digger, and Bakugan Dragonoid formed the Overall Event’s Top 3.
Ticket prices started at $25, and for an additional fee fans have the opportunity to meet the drivers, get autographs and take photos during Pit Party Early Access at $40. per person from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. or the general Pit Party from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at $20.
Kenneth Feld Chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment – the company that operates Monster Jam was quoted saying:
“We’re excited that Monster Jam will be the first full capacity event at MetLife Stadium and Prudential Center since the shutdown, giving families the opportunity to make memories and experience live family entertainment. We were the first live touring family entertainment company to come back at a reduced capacity with over a million people attending our live events since October 2020. We’ve been learning and leading the way to return to full capacity in a responsible manner for our fans, staff and the industry.”
It is great to see that things are getting slowly back to normal! I can’t wait for everything to operate at full capacity and the entire COVID – 19 pandemic is a thing of the past! Meanwhile, I’m using WB2MJP to get myself a ticket for the Monster Jam at MetLife before they are over!