Monster Jam® Triple Threat
Returns to Rosemont
The most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport in the world races into Allstate Arena,
by kimberly robb baker
The house was packed, with a few sections of seats covered with plastic. We found out later, that was for the flying dirt! I was surprised at how small the arena was and then even more by what these large trucks were able to do in the space.
They started out with some ATV action. Because the competitors weren’t hidden behind the roof and doors of a truck, this was a fun way to get to know the “athletes” as they are called. I put that in quotes not because I deny that they are athletes (my daughter remarked at one point, “How do they not just get totally banged up in there?!”). I’ve just never associated loud, soil-throwing trucks with athleticism before.
It turns out that getting to know the athletes is critical—at least for the athletes—because as an audience we got to score each round. This is definitely a popularity contest because there were clearly drivers with more skill that were not as well liked by the audience and ended up towards the bottom. My own daughter gave the highest possible score to someone who seemed to me to be much less impressive than their competitors. I mean, he was driving a cool zombie truck, so, that is really what counts, right?
Speaking of my daughter, I was impressed that she had fun, despite her status as a princess-loving girly-girl. I liked that two of the drivers were women and feel this detail of the evening expanded her perspective on the possibilities that are open to women.
My four-year-old was just in happy awe most of the time. I mean, cars on the street are fun for him at this age, so monster trucks doing wheelies and donuts is like some kind of small human nirvana.
There was a great deal of showmanship on the part of the athletes as well as in the design of the trucks. We enjoyed it the way one enjoys the WWF—with appreciation and a grain of salt. I’d definitely go again.
Kimberly Robb Baker is a Chicago based writer, blogger, consultant, story teller, and mother. You can find her worky stuff here: ThisLittleBrand.com and her artsy fartsy stuff here: DisruptiveMama.com.
Check out ChiIL Mama's Photo Recap from Monster Jam® Triple Threat at Allstate Arena November 2, 2018:
Out of 440 entries, congrats again to Jill L, ChiIL Mama's Family 4 Pack winner of tickets to opening night of Monster Jam® Triple Threat at Allstate Arena, Friday March 1, 2019Here at ChiIL Mama we've had a blast at Monster Jam® for years. Check out my full set of original shots from Monster Jam® Triple Threat at Allstate Arena November 2, 2018 in the slideshow here. More favorites are embedded below:
Monster Jam® Triple Threat is terrific, gravity defying, all ages fun. Bring your earplugs (a must!),
cell phones so you can vote in real time to pick the winners, and a wallet full of cash for souvenirs and concessions. Then check back soon for our opening night recap.
Monster Jam® Triple Threat will veer into Rosemont’s Allstate Arena, March 1-4, promising adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats.
Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Chicago-area fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks.
Vying to be the Chicago-area champion for March 2019 will be:
Grave Digger® – Brandon Vinson
El Toro Loco® – Mark List
ZombieSM – Ami Houde
Pirate’s Curse – Justin Hicks
Monster Mutt® Rottweiler – Cory Snyder
Blue Thunder – Matt Cody
Monster Energy – Coty Saucier
Soldier Fortune – Kayla Blood
Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit.
Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. Following racing, new this season across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the donut, wheelie and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.
Show Times & Ticket Information
Friday, March 1 – 7 pm
Saturday, March 2 – 1 pm & 7 pm (Pit Party, 10:30 am - Noon)
Sunday, March 3 – 1 pm & 6:30 pm (Pit Party, 10:30 am - Noon)
Monday, March 4 – 7 pm
Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $20. 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 give fans the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks. Pit passes are priced at $10 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday, and can only be purchased in conjunction with tickets to the same-day Saturday or Sunday 1 pm show.
For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that uplift the human spirit and bring people together. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Sesame Street Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.
DISCLOSURE: ChiIL Mama has been pleased to partner up with FELD and Monster Jam for years now. They have provided complimentary tickets for our giveaway and for review purposes. As always, all opinions are our own.