Monster Jam

We were excited to check out the January 2020 Monster Jam show in Albany, NY at the Times Union Center.

Before the 1pm show, there was a Pit Party that started at 10:30. You purchase these tickets separately, and it is a neat event to attend. It is really cool to meet the drivers and walk around the arena. It is a great opportunity to get your merchandise signed as well.

One of my favorite things about the pit party is to check out the trucks, which are impressive up in person.  The tires alone are taller than my kids!

Every year, there are different trucks, so we were curious to see which would be making an appearance at this show.  This show included Scooby Doo, Grave Digger, and Raminator.


Monster Jam started off with a race, and then it was on to the donut competition.

Next was a two-wheel skill competition, followed a freestyle competition.  Then an ATV competition, and it is impressive how the drivers have so many skills, from driving the trucks to ATVs.

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At the end of Monster Jam, a winner is crowned based on the points earned from the different events.

We had a fun day at Monster Jam, from meeting drivers to seeing the trucks in action!  I’m even considering getting the kids their own mini ATVs… 

Tip: Bring ear plugs, which I would say is a must, especially if you have kids (they also sell hearing protection).

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