FELD MOTOR SPORTS ANNOUNCES NEW VENUE PARTNERSHIP
WITH UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM
Popular Motor Sports Events Monster Jam® and Monster Energy Supercross
Move To Glendale Football Stadium Beginning With 2016 Season
(Glendale, AZ / April 29, 2015) – Feld Motor Sports®, a division of Feld Entertainment, the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment, announced today a new multi-year venue partnership with the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals will become the new Phoenix/Glendale venue to host both the Monster Jam® and Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, events beginning with the 2016 season (previously events were held at Chase Field).
Playing for the first time ever with back-to-back motor sports weekends at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Monster Jam was last featured at this venue back in 2009 and Monster Energy Supercross will be debuting at the stadium next year. Event schedule for the inaugural Feld Motor Sports season at the University of Phoenix Stadium will include:
- Monster Jam – Saturday, January 30, 2016
- Monster Energy Supercross – Saturday, February 6, 2016
Tickets for Monster Energy Supercross will be going on sale next Thursday, May 7, 2015 while Monster Jam tickets on sale date will be slated for late June (exact date TBD). Tickets for Monster Energy Supercross will range from $15 – $85 including a special $10 Kids ticket offer; tickets will be available to purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the University of Phoenix Stadium Box Office.
“We are excited to move both our iconic stadium based motor sports events to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, with the return of Monster Jam and the first-ever Monster Energy Supercross event at this venue,” said Ken Hudgens, Chief Operating Officer, Feld Motor Sports. “Working with the exceptional marketing team at Global Spectrum, we are eager to develop stronger community relationships with the Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority, the Arizona Cardinals, and local businesses to enhance economic activity in and around the stadium.”
“This is going to be a great cross-promotional relationship between the stadium and Feld to produce their top tier motor sports properties. With our retractable roof and field, and oval seating bowl, we believe the facility lays out perfectly for motorsports and Global Spectrum looks forward to partnering with Feld, as we do in other markets, to promote these events and deliver a great fan experience.” stated Peter Sullivan, General Manager & Regional Vice President for Global Spectrum at University of Phoenix Stadium.
To transform the stadium into a specialized motor sports venue, Feld Motor Sports’ track construction crew will bring in more than 1.6 million pounds of locally sourced dirt (over 500 truck loads) that will be dumped onto the floor of the stadium to construct the man-made dirt tracks and jumps used for the popular motor sports events.
About University of Phoenix Stadium
University of Phoenix Stadium, located in Glendale Arizona, is owned by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (www.az-sta.com) and managed by Global Spectrum (www.global-spectrum.com). Global Spectrum manages more than 125 public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. For more information about University of Phoenix Stadium visit www.universityofphoenixstadium.com.
About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.