The 2023 Arenacross Tour presented by Fix Auto UK lands at P&J Live in Aberdeen this weekend for flat-out indoor British Motocross Championship race action, and jaw-dropping Freestyle Motocross (FMX) tricks and spectacular whips.
The Scottish stop of the Tour makes up rounds three and four of the series. The Arena opens its doors at 6.30pm on Saturday the 28th of January, with rider autograph signing in the foyer and the chance to stock up on refreshments and Arenacross merchandise before the 7.30 show opening. The arena bowl reopens at 3.30pm on Sunday the 29th, with a matinee performance starting at 4.30pm.
On the local-rider front, three-times British Motocross Champion and Motocross Grand Prix winner Shaun Simpson, from Fife, will be battling the very best British motocross racers, including the reigning British MX1 champion Tommy Searle and British MX2 champion Conrad Mewse. They will muscle their way through qualifying races where the top four from each of two groups is guaranteed a place in the Main Final. The remaining riders have three chances to earn a place on the all-important final start line. First in a series of eliminator Head-to-Head races where the last man standing gets a place, then in a Last Chance Qualifier which is a brutal four-lap dash to the line where there can only be one winner, and finally the audience gets to vote by text to put their favourite rider through.
There will be plenty for a partisan crowd to cheer as Simpson will be joined in the arena by Pro Am riders Sam Rayner from Isle of Arran and Ralph Yeaman from Perth. Jack Arthur from Fife will be contesting the Futures group, while young six-year Ollie Hain from St Andrews will be flying the Saltire in the smallest category of Arenacross, the AX-E5 Electric British Championship.
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 fun. It’s a brilliant family night out that’s suitable for all ages.
John Clark Motor Group, one of Scotland’s leading family owned and operated automotive businesses, is partnering with Arenacross for the Aberdeen leg of the Tour. It’s an established business with over 40 years’ experience and currently represents 15 leading automotive brands with dealerships across the Northeast of Scotland and Edinburgh. The group is rated ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot.
The group’s managing director Chris Clark said; “We are delighted to partner and support what is the UK’s leading indoor Motorsports Tour. Arenacross has an enviable reputation for putting on an exciting show and racing championship, suitable for all members of the family, whatever their age. This makes it a great fit for our business. The Tour has entertained tens of thousands across the entire UK and we are particularly excited to welcome Arenacross to our home here in Aberdeen.”
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?
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- 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.