Monster Energy Arenacross returns to the UK in the New Year with an action-packed 11-night, eight-week tour.
As well as adding extra dates, promoter e22 Sports has shaken up the format by introducing a Pro Lites class for 15 to 23-year-olds on 250cc machines and combining the Small and Big-wheel 85cc classes to form a new Super Mini Youth class.
“We’re not standing still,” said e22 Sports Matt Bates. “We’ve worked incredibly hard to get a good grip of the indoor scene and I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved in just three years. Our target is to increase from 50,000 to 65,000 fans in 2016 and we can only do that if we continuously look to change and improve the show – and that includes having the ability to gamble on Pro racing while also taking a good look at the race format.”
The tour kicks off with one night at Manchester Arena on January 2 followed by double-headers at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow (January 9/10), the SSE Arena, Belfast (January 15/16), the Genting Arena, Birmingham (January 23/24) and the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (January 30/31). It then signs off with single-night shows at Sheffield Arena (February 13) and the SSE Arena, Wembley (February 27).
“It’s time for a change but not for the sake of it,” added MCF Manager Roy Barton. “The pros will remain as pros with the choice to race 450 or 250 under the strict ruling of two-man teams. The all-new Pro Lites class will incorporate the Rookies class and put a cap on the age limit of 23 years.”
Tickets, starting at £49 for a family of four, are on sale now. For more information go to www.arenacrossuk.com