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See Monster Jam trucks for free in Tampa this Friday


Published:   |   Updated: January 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Monster Jam fans can get a free, up-close look at some of the show's biggest stars on Friday, a day before the monster trucks rip and roar across the field at Raymond James Stadium.

The Grave Digger truck will be parked near the Metro PCS store at 2907 N. Dale Mabry Highway from 2 to 6 p.m. Stone Crusher will be parked at Elder Ford at 9560 N. Florida Ave. from 3 to 7 p.m.

Fans can stop by to take photos with the 10,000 to 12,000-pound trucks and meet their drivers.

The trucks stand about 12 feet high and 12 feet wide, and their tires alone are 66 inches tall and 43 inches wide, a Monster Jam news release said.

Beginning Wednesday, about 300 truckloads of dirt will be excavated from the parking lot at Raymond James Stadium to be dumped on the field in preparation for Saturday's 7 p.m. Monster Jam show.

On Friday, Mayor Bob Buckhorn will visit the stadium to present a proclamation declaring Saturday “Monster Jam Day” in Tampa.

Monster Jam will return to Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 1 for another 7 p.m. show.

Tickets to both shows, priced from $15 to $100, are on sale through Ticketmaster outlets, the Raymond James Stadium box office, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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