One of the world’s most exciting live shows is coming to Sheffield this summer.
Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live will accelerate into Bramall Lane on June 18. Spectators will see the most explosive event in extreme sports with death-defying stunts, amazing tricks and unbelievable world firsts.
The event is part of the Sheffield United’s plans to develop the stadium as a venue which can attract a wide range of events and attractions.
Nitro Circus CEO Michael Porra said: “We are so excited to bring the biggest, most daring action sports production ever staged to the UK. Our insane group of athletes perform stunts that you literally cannot see anywhere else on the planet.
“We’re constantly pushing each other to break records and do things that people previously thought was physically impossible. We had an epic time in the UK last year, and we were pumped on just how many people came out to see us. Now we’re ready to show a whole bunch of new cities and towns what we’re all about. This is our first series of UK outdoor shows and we’re performing at some awesome outdoor locations.”
Nitro Circus Live will play 13 shows in the UK and Ireland this summer. Tickets for the tour are on sale now at www.nitrocircus.live.
The show will utilise the Blades’ new pitch, with the action taking place on a specially-designed set and spectators watching from the South Stand. Nitro’s cast of daredevils will perform the most incredible choreographed riding routines ever in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skate and much more. Highlights will include the explosive ‘Nitro Bomb’ featuring all riders flipping simultaneously. Plus, during FMX trains, riders will slice through the air wheel-to-wheel, mere inches apart.
Nitro Circus athletes will also brave the infamous 40-foot Giganta ramp, which will launch a host of ridiculous contraptions like trikes, a penny farthing, a lounge chair, a bathtub and much more.
All of this mayhem in one show, requiring more than 15 trucks and 50 crew members to transport and set up, adds up to a theatrical spectacular fans in the Sheffield area have never experienced before. This could be one of the biggest entertainment productions ever to come to Sheffield.
Sheffield United vice chairman Martin Green, who was responsible for bringing Nitro Circus to Bramall Lane, said: “This is a major development for the club as its seeks to make full use, year round of its growing facilities at the Bramall Lane stadium.
“The introduction of our new format pitch enables us to stage and attract high profile events such as the Nitro Circus during the close season bringing additional financial benefits which will help generate a positive economic impact for the Club and the playing side as well as a boost for the Sheffield city region economy.
“Hotels, restaurants, bars and many other business in the area will benefit from having Nitro Circus Live in Sheffield.
“Audience research clearly indicates that fans are blown away, saying it’s the most exciting show they’ve ever seen. We’re thrilled to bring an event that has sold out huge stadiums across the globe to Sheffield.”
Seated tickets start at £31.90, and fans looking for the ultimate Nitro Circus experience will want to check out the Nitro Club Experience. Starting at just £75.90 each plus applicable service fees, these exclusive passes include the best seats in the house as well as a chance to get up close and personal with the stars of Nitro Circus during an exclusive question and answer session where they will talk about life on the road and answer an array of very personal questions that fans would not normally hear at a show or in the media. Nitro Club pass holders will also receive a souvenir lanyard and electronically signed Nitro poster, as well as a chance to win cool Nitro swag.
Corporate bookings through Sheffield United are available including a private box at £125 per person or a platinum suite package at £99.
For Nitro Circus tickets, news, tour updates, full rider lineup, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more, go to nitrocircus.com.