Arenacross at P&J Live

Arenacross Is Set To Bring Action Sports To Aberdeen

25 November 2022

The 2023 Arenacross Tour presented by Fix Auto UK launched in Aberdeen yesterday, Thursday 24th November 2022.

In attendance were the Scottish three-times British Motocross Champion and Motocross Grand Prix winner Shaun Simpson, local youth rider Alfie Stott, and Arenacross series promoter Matt Bates.

Arenacross is a hugely popular sports and entertainment show which is set to raise the rafters of the P&J Live, for the only Scottish stop of the Tour, when it visits the city for the first time ever next year on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of January.

The show is a high-octane mix of indoor Motocross racing and Freestyle MX carefully choreographed into a three-hour live performance that includes lasers, pyrotechnics and unscripted racing all performed to an adrenaline-inducing soundtrack. It’s a brilliant family night out that’s suitable for all ages.

Expect to see the very best British motocross racers, including the reigning British MX1 champion Tommy Searle and British MX2 champion Conrad Mewse, line up for a series of short and sharp eliminator races, leading to the event’s main finale where there can only be one winner. It’s brutal, yet fun, and you don’t even need to know anything about motocross racing to enjoy it!

When local hero Simpson takes to the line, he’ll be battling for the right to be crowned ACU (Auto Cycle Union) British Arenacross Champion as, in another first for 2023, the championship is endorsed by the UK’s motorcycling governing body and Arenacross will have full British Championship status.

Elsewhere within the racing arena will be youngsters from within the vicinity of Aberdeen on electric bikes contesting the all-new KTM AXE5 championship. There’ll also be racing for all age groups for racers from just six-years of age right the way through to the Professionals.

Freestyle Motocross forms a significant part of the Arenacross extravaganza and, quite literally, takes the action to another level. It’s mind-blowing, spectacular and dangerous in equal measure. It takes place some 60ft in the air when a group of insanely talented ‘rebels’ fly off a huge ramp over a platform in the centre of the arena, throwing loads of cool and seemingly impossible tricks, one-handed, no-handed, sideways, upside-down, you name it, they do it.

Embracing the positive impact the visit to Aberdeen will have on Arenacross, series promoter Matt Bates said; “The opportunity to bring such an action-packed show to Aberdeen’s incredible P&J Live is something that, once we visited the venue, was an absolute no-brainer. It’s one of the most incredible venues to stage indoor Motocross and on behalf of our entire team, we can’t wait to roll up in January and shock the Scottish fans with the fastest and most exciting indoor family show.”

The 2023 Arenacross Tour:

  • Round 1: Friday 20th January – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Round 2: Saturday 21st January – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Round 3: Saturday 28th January – P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Round 4: Sunday 29th January – P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Round 5: Saturday 4th February – The Resorts World Arena, Birmingham NEC, England
  • Round 6: Saturday 18th February – The OVO Arena, Wembley, England

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