PBR (Professional Bull Riders) celebrates 25 years of competition this year in 2018. Over the course of 17 premier tour events in the first half of the season, the best bull riders in the world will compete in 15 states. The tradition originated in a motel room in 1992 along with 20 bull riders. This meeting sparked an idea and the bull riders created PBR.
The first half of the 2018 PBR Built Ford Tough Series schedule is highlighted by the tour’s 12th visit to Madison Square Garden. Next, there’s another Major at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Finally, PBR makes a return to Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia.
It all began at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” at Madison Square Garden. The race to the 2018 World Championship began the weekend of Jan. 5-7th in New York City with the three-day Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden. That event marked the first of four PBR Majors of 2018.
The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, will welcome the Professional Bull Riders Association for the second time at its new state-of-the-art arena from Jan. 26-28. It will be PBR’s 16th time in Sactown, as well as the first of two trips to California in the first half of the season. The bulls and bull riders then head to the Midwest for back-to-back weekends in Missouri. The first stop comes in Kansas City on Feb. 10-11th for the Kansas City Invitational and then on Feb. 17-18th in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center. Soon after, on Feb. 24th, PBR’s second Major of the season, takes place at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, hosts Iron Cowboy.
Following, the Professional Bull Riders make stops in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 2-3th and Duluth on March 10-11th. Next, PBR gears up for Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 16-18th. PBR then visits Glendale, Arizona, at Gila River Casino Arena. The tour takes a week off for Easter before resuming in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Sioux Falls event has been one of the most successful events in PBR’s history. The First PREMIER Bank PREMIER Bankcard Invitational at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center has sold out its previous two years.
The PBR will then head to the Tacoma Dome on April 14-15 for the second consecutive year in Tacoma, Washington. The longest running event for the PBR continues on April 20-22 at the RimRock Auto Arena in Billings, Montana. The tour has thrilled fans in Billings 23 times in the 25-year history of the sport.
PBR’s top athletes race toward the championship buckle and a $1-million bonus. Each and every stop is important for the bull riders. Get the best seats in the house for the PBR tour near you! Fans can check with Tickets For Less for tickets to all 2018 events as well as the 2018 PBR World Finals at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 7-11th.
2018 Professional Bull Riders– BUILT PREMIER SERIES SCHEDULE: FIRST HALF
|Jan 5-7||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|Jan 13-14||Chicago||Allstate Arena|
|Jan 20-21||Oklahoma City||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Jan 26-28||Sacramento, California||Golden 1 Center|
|Feb 2-3||Anaheim, California||Honda Center|
|Feb 10-11||Kansas City, Missouri||Sprint Center|
|Feb 17-18||St. Louis, Missouri||Scottrade Center|
|Feb 24||Arlington, Texas||ATT Stadium|
|March 2-3||Little Rock, Arkansas||Verizon Arena|
|March 10-11||Duluth, Georgia||Infinite Energy Center|
|March 16-18||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Wise Pies Arena, AKA “The Pit”|
|March 23-24||Glendale, Arizona||Gila River Casino Arena|
|April 6-8||Sioux Falls, South Dakota||Denny Sanford PREMIER Center|
|April 14-15||Tacoma, Washington||Tacoma Dome|
|April 20-22||Billings, Montana||RimRock Auto Arena|
|May 11-12||Las Vegas, Nevada||TBD|