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Friday, 13th December 2019

Monster Jam takes over Petco Park

Ana Pines
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Ana Pines

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Monster Jam takes over Petco Park

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush this weekend you don’t want to miss out on Monster Jam at Petco Park. This Saturday’s all-star line-up includes World Finals champion powerhouses Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco®, Captain’s Curse® and Metal Mulisha; plus the San Diego debut truck appearances of FOX Sports 1™ Cleatus, Scooby-Doo™, Dragon, Doomsday; Monster Mutt® Rottweiler; War Wagon and Incinerator.  Another special performance will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31 with the return appearance (after 7-year hiatus from San Diego) of four-time World Finals Champion and Grave Digger Icon Dennis Anderson!

Monster Jam Trucks

Anderson’s sons, Adam and Ryan are also Monster Truck drivers. We got to speak to Ryan Anderson who’s been in the business for only five years. “My dad’s been doing it for 32 years now so I was born into it, I’m only 25 years old so I was in my crib on the way to shows and stuff like that.”  He says there’s no other choice for him because it’s in his blood. “I do this for a living and I love it and so far I’ve done pretty good at it.”

Ryan Anderson

This is the first time that the trucks take over Petco Park. Being in a new place means a new track and potentially more daring tricks. “You never know what to expect but I can guarantee its gonna be insane” Anderson assured us. You don’t have to be a fan or mechanically inclined to appreciate the show. You just have to like the thought of seeing a 10,000lb truck fly up 60ft in the air and potentially lose a tire, crash or catch on fire.

Monster Jam Preparations

There’s always something new to experience so whether you’re a long time fan or a Monster Truck newbie you’ll be equally pleased. Could this be the show where San Diego sees one of these Monsters do a back flip?  “I’m pretty sure its going to be the first time there’s gonna be some back flips attempts here, not going to promise anything but they are building a ramp that I think I might be able to try it off of but not gonna guarantee nothing like I said, I might not make it that far but if I do I’ll hit it whether it backflips or crashes or whatever, I’ll do it and everyone is going to get a kick out of it” teases Anderson. One thing is for sure after talking with Anderson, it’s all about providing the fans a memorable show.

Monster Jam

The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, but fans can get the celebration started early with the Pit Party at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $45. For more information, visit MonsterJam.com.