PBR - Velocity Tour
Professional Bull Riders
For the third year in a row the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will be bringing its premiere expansion tour, the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour to Ontario, California and the Citizens Business Bank Arena.
For one night, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Velocity Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to see
The bull riding action will begin at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 12. Tickets, ranging in price from $15 to $125, go on sale Friday, August 19 to the general public and are available at the box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Due to popular demand, the PBR Elite Seat tickets will be returning, but in very limited quantities. This $125 Elite Seat ticket includes premium seating and a 60 minute pre-event tour on the dirt and behind the scenes, giving fans the opportunity to see the PBR up-close and personal while learning about the toughest sport on dirt.
Each rider will face one bull in Round 1 with the Top 10 scoring riders of the night moving on to one more ride in the championship round. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the champion.
Ontario will be the opening stop on the 2017 Velocity Tour, which spans the country in cities including Oakland, California; Salt Lake City; Portland, Oregon; Bangor, Maine and Trenton, New Jersey.
The 2017 Real Time Pain Relief Tour will culminate with the Velocity Tour Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 27-29, leading into the PBR’s 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals. The winner of the BlueDEF Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2017 BlueDEF Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.
Visit PBR LIVE for details about watching online streams of the 2017 Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour season. PBR LIVE is available at no charge to all fans and media. Fans can also watch all of the action via the PBR LIVE app, available for download now on Google Play and iTunes.
About the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour
The PBR’s Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR, featuring the young, emerging bull riding talent alongside the some of the Superstars of the sport.
The Velocity Tour brings the excitement and talent of the PBR that fans have come to expect from the leader in bull riding to cities across the U.S. The tour is 100 percent produced and operated by PBR, providing fans the highest quality experience available.
The Velocity Tour is proudly supported by Real Time Pain Relief, Pendleton Whisky, South Point Hotel and Casino and the U.S. Border Patrol.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)
The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 40 nations and territories around the world, and more than 3 million fans attend live events each year. On its elite Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Tour, the Touring Pro Division and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $150 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-eight men have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who, with his 2015 PBR World Championship, became bull riding’s first $6 million man and the richest athlete in Western sports history at $6.7 million in career earnings. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by WME | IMG, the global leader in sports, entertainment, media and fashion. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.
• 70 tons of dirt is brought in each weekend for a PBR event
• Over 50 bucking bulls are brought to the event
• It takes 7 semi-trucks to load in all the supplies for the event
• It takes a crew of 30 guys set up for 36 hours for the show to take place
• An average PBR bucking bull weighs 1700-2000 lbs.
• An average bull rider weighs 140 lbs.
TALK like a COWBOY:
• Rank — A bull that is very difficult to ride is considered `rank' "That bull right there, he's a rank one, I tell ya."
• Cover — When a rider `covers' his bull, he has successfully ridden a bull for 8 seconds "Hell yeah, he covered that one."
• Chaps — Most people mispronounce this word, say it like with an "s" (shaps)
• Draw — An event's list of bull riders and the bulls they are paired with "Dustin, what'd you draw tonight?"
• Down in the well —Saying used by riders to describe a situation in which a bull is spinning in one direction and the force of the spin pulls the rider down the side of the bull into the motion's vortex. "Ah he's done for, he's got him down in the well."
• Fades — A bull that fades during a ride moves backward while simultaneously spinning or bucking in one or more direction. "Oh shucks, he's gonna buck him off cuz he's fadin' fast."
• Muley— Term used to describe a bull without horns. "He done got stepped on by that brown muley."