Monster Jam Returns to Cincinnati's Heritage Bank Center in September

Trucks like Grave Digger are about 10.5 feet tall, 12.5 feet wide and each consumes three gallons of methanol fuel per minute.

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click to enlarge Grave Digger will make a glorious mess in Cincinnati this September. - Photo: Feld Entertainment
Photo: Feld Entertainment
Grave Digger will make a glorious mess in Cincinnati this September.

Although the morning commute on I-75 can feel like a competitive sport, we can guarantee that it has nothing on the event that motorsport giant (literally!) Monster Jam is bringing this fall.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, all your favorite monster trucks finally will roll back into town Sept. 4-5 at Heritage Bank Center, and we’re ready to rev our engines with them.

Just in case you’ve managed to go your whole life without seeing a truck the size of a building before, Monster Jam is a high energy, competitive event in a dirt arena with 12,000-pound trucks heading off in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. Fans will be able to vote in real-time for the winners using their smartphones. 

According to Monster Jam’s website, each truck is 10.5 feet tall and 12.5 feet wide, and each consumes three gallons of methanol fuel per minute. "Monster," indeed!

The drivers are “trained, world-class male and female athletes” chosen for their physical strength and dexterity, which is a must for controlling the trucks, says a press release from Monster Jam. 

These trucks can practically be seen from space, but if you need to get a little closer, you can interact with the trucks and their drivers at the Monster Jam Pit Party which precedes both days of the event 10:30 a.m.-noon, according to Monster Jam’s event information. There, you can see the trucks up close, participate in live Q&As with the drivers and get lots of photo ops, because what’s the point of saying that you went to Monster Jam without proof?

Then, stay for the show, Saturday, Sept. 4 has two, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., while the show on Sunday, Sept. 5 starts at 1 p.m.

There’s an impressive eight-truck lineup planned but the most notable will definitely be Grave Digger, the car that set the Guinness World Record for highest ramp jump in a monster truck, the Monster Jam press release says.

Pit Party tickets are available for separate purchase from event tickets, which start at $15. Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster. Get hyped for what’s to come by watching the highlights of Monster Jam in Arlington, Texas in 2020. 

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