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Mercedes-Benz Stadium lands leading motorsport events

Having already secured hosting rights to a series of major sports events, the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US, has now announced that it will stage further leading events next year.

Monster Jam, a live motorsport event that features various action vehicles such as monster trucks, will take place at the venue from February 24-25.

The following weekend, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium will then host an event from Supercross Championship, a worldwide, off-road motorcycle racing series. The event will take place on March 3, with tickets to go one sale on December 1.

“Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes centre stage in the world’s most iconic and impressive venues like Mercedes-Benz Stadium, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit,” the Mercedes-Benz Stadium said in a statement.

“As the most competitive and highest-profile motorcycle racing championship in the world, Monster Energy Supercross has entertained millions of fans for 43 years inside the most recognisable and prestigious stadiums in North America.”

Confirmation of the two events comes after the Mercedes-Benz Stadium was last month named as host for the 2018 edition of the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star Game. The annual mid-summer showcase event features the best in MLS hosting one of the top clubs in the world.

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is also home to MLS franchise Atlanta United, as well as NFL American football team the Atlanta Falcons.

In addition, the venue has acquired hosting rights to the NFL’s Super Bowl in 2019, as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s men’s basketball Final Four in 2020 and College Football Playoff in January.