Monster trucks will take over the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs this weekend with racing, freestyle and a pit party.
The annual Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam kicks off Friday at 7:30 p.m. and features appearances by Grave Digger, Spider-Man, Brutus and Mega Bite, among other trucks. Additional performances are scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The custom-designed trucks weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds, are approximately 12 feet tall and just as wide. Sitting on 66-inch tires, the trucks can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
The Built Ford Tough Pit Party on Saturday gives fans a chance to see the trucks up close and meet the drivers from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Pit party passes are available for free until Friday at participating Casey’s General Store locations and are available the day of the show at the Mid-America Center box office for $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Monster Jam advance tickets range from $22 to $35 for adults and $5 for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com or www.midamericacenter.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are subject to service charges with no service charges at the Mid- America Center box office. Tickets purchased on the day of the show will cost $2 extra.