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Monster Jam coming to new location in Tampa this year.  Not only that, it is happening this summer.  We normally see Monster Jam coming through the bay area in January and February at Raymond James Stadium.  That is not the case this year.

Monster Jam is coming to Amalie Arena in August this year.  I think this is the first time that Monster Jam will be held at a place other then Raymond James Stadium.

The monster trucks will be at Amalie Arena on Saturday, August 19.   Even more exciting news, the new 2023 debut truck ThunderROARus will be unleashed for the first time

The Pit Party will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  Fans can see the trucks up close, meet the drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures, and enjoy family-friendly activities.  Pit passes are $20 each.

The event times are 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and will feature monster trucks that will compete in freestyle, skill, and racing competitions at top speeds.  Eight athletes will battle for the event championship.

Monster Truck lineup this year:

  • Grave Digger driven by Weston Anderson
  • Monster Mutt Dalmatian driven by Jamie Sullivan
  • El Toro Loco driven by Elvis Lainez
  • ThunderROARus driven by Tony Ochs
  • Megalodon driven by Mikayla Tulachka
  • Just Get R Done driven by Brandon Tulachka
  • Wildside driven by Zack Garner
  • Overboard driven by Jamey Garner

Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or by visiting the venue’s Box Office.

Riverview Ranks #3 On List Of Safest Cities In Florida

Riverview ranks #3 on a list of the safest cities in Florida. This report comes from Uphomes.com, which ranked the Top 15 safest cities in Florida. To come up with the list they looked at things like: County violent crime rates, city violent crime rates, County property crime rates, County natural disaster risk index rating (FEMA index), city median income, city poverty rate and city population density.

When you are looking for house you want to find a city that is safe. This report is a great way to see what they think the safest cities in Florida are.

Riverview is #3 on the list and it is home to almost 110,000 people. Here is what they say about Riverview, “Compared to Florida residents’ average age of 42, Riverview is a younger city with an average age of 36. Combine Riverview’s low violent and property crime rates with its high average income, and it’s no surprise to see Riverview comes out at number three overall in our rankings.”

There are seven Tampa Bay area cities that are in the Top 15. Whether you are looking for a home or already live in one of these cities then the list is a good one to be on. Check out the Top 10 cities below.

  • The Villages

    Located just south of Ocala, The Villages comes in #1 on the list. The Villages is an active adult community for people over the age of 55.

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  • Palm Coast

    Located just south of St. Augustine, Palm Coast come sin at #2 on the list. Around 90,000 people live in Palm Coast.

    Colorful stilted vacation houses on stilts at oceanfront waterfront of Atlantic ocean beach by mangrove forest in summer at Palm Coast, Florida

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  • Riverview

    A town of almost 110,000, Riverview is the #3 safest city in Florida. The violent crime rate per 100,000 is 1,400.

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  • North Port

    Located just north of Ft. Myers, North Port comes in at #4.


  • Brandon

    Another city right her in the Tampa Bay area. Brandon is the #5 safest city in Florida. Brandon has around 115,000 people. Brandon is the birthplace of Beef ‘O’ Brady’s.


  • Spring Hill

    Another Tampa Bay area city comes in at #6. Spring Hill has almost 115,000 that live in the city.

  • Wesley Chapel

    The fourth Tampa Bay area city in the Top 10. Only around 65,000 call Wesley Chapel home.

    Drone shot of the Overpass Road Bridge Replacement and Upgrade in Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA

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  • Tampa

    Tampa comes in at #8 for safest cities in Florida. This is just the city of Tampa, which has a population of around 385,000 people.

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  • Town ‘n’ Country

    This area in the Tampa area has around 85,000 people. It also is the #9 safest city in Florida.

  • Cape Coral

    Situated right next to Ft. Myers, Cape Coral comes in at #10.

    Cape Coral Florida At Night

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