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
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale!
- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.