PUEBLO, Colo. – The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough World Finals returns to the Las Vegas Strip, as the new, state-of-the-art, 20,000-seat, $375 million indoor Las Vegas Arena hosts the toughest sport on dirt on Nov. 2-6, 2016.
The richest bull riding event in the history of Western sports will once again showcase the Top 35 bull riders in the world, all competing for their share of the $2.3 million total purse, while going up against the best bulls in the business. One man will receive $250,000 as the PBR World Finals event winner, one bull will receive $50,000 as the PBR World Champion Bull and one man will become the overall 2016 PBR World Champion, receiving a $1 million bonus and the coveted world champion gold buckle.
Wrapping up a 17-year presence at the Thomas & Mack Center, a total audience of more than 66,600 fans watched as J.B. Mauney captured his second PBR World Championship en route to becoming the richest athlete in Western sports history and the only Western sports athlete to make more than $6 million in winnings.
Mauney is just one of five PBR bull riders to earn the prestigious title more than once, joining three-time World Champion Adriano Moraes, two-time World Champion Chris Shivers, two-time World Champion Justin McBride, and three-time World Champion Silvano Alves.
The 2016 PBR World Finals is sure to yield even more excitement with the new arena, beginning a new era of the PBR in Las Vegas.
Tickets for the 2016 PBR World Finals are on sale now and range in price from $36 to $251. They can be purchased at www.axs.com or by calling the PBR’s customer service department at 1-800-732-1727.
Fans will also have a chance to purchase PBR Elite Seats for $1,000. This VIP PBR experience includes a pre-event reception, backstage tours featuring a PBR 101 presentation, meet and greets with the PBR’s exclusive entertainer Flint Rasmussen and PBR bull riders, with premium seating close to the action.
The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network – the home of the PBR and networks around the world. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.
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