PUEBLO, Colo. ― The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) is settling into its 2015 Built Ford Tough Series and looking forward to the second half of the season which consists of eight events stretching coast to coast, from Allentown, Pennsylvania’s PPL Center in the east to the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona, in the west, making stops in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri and North Carolina along the way.
The first half of the season closes with one of the PBR’s most prestigious events to date, Cowboy Spring Break taking place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24. This three-day festival will feature fun in the sun excitement, pool parties, unique fan experiences and a to-be-announced concert line-up of country artists, centrally located at MGM Resorts Village in Las Vegas.
The headlining event of the holiday weekend will be the PBR’s Last Cowboy Standing taking place on Friday and Saturday, May 22-23. The Top 50 bull riders in the world – the largest field of any PBR event – will ride bulls with the Las Vegas Strip as the backdrop, for round after round until one man prevails as “the Last Cowboy Standing.”
The Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Aug. 7-8 will be the first stop on the fall schedule of the BFTS. This is the third consecutive year that the PBR has visited the playground of the south with its Battle at the Beau.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host the Top 35 bull riders in the world for the 11thconsecutive year at the BOK Center on Aug. 14-15, and Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena will welcome the PBR for the 17th year on Aug. 22-23 with an exciting new format. Nashville is one of the PBR Majors in 2015 and will be aired on CBS Television Network. Stay tuned to www.pbr.com for more details.
The PBR will also revisit Thackerville, Oklahoma, and the WinStar World Casino on Sept. 4-5, and then travel to JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri, on Sept. 11-13.
After a four-year absence, Charlotte, North Carolina, will enjoy the return of the PBR to Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 18-19, followed by a stop at Allentown, Pennsylvania’s PPL Center on Sept. 25-26.
To round out the second half, Arizona will celebrate the Built Ford Tough Series for the first time since 1998 when the cowboys, bulls and dirt return to the Tucson Convention Center on Oct. 2-3.
The 2015 BFTS season will wrap up with the Built Ford Tough World Finals on Oct. 21-25 in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center.
“We’ve had a very exciting start to 2015,” PBR Chairman and CEO Jim Haworth said. “We’ve implemented a new points system, increased prize money and are introducing a few new event concepts to infuse the sport with more entertainment and excitement. Fans will find even more to enjoy at each stop of our entire tour this year.”
For more details about the complete 2015 Built Ford Tough Series schedule visit www.pbr.com.
2015 PBR BUILT FORD TOUGH SERIES SCHEDULE: SECOND HALF
May 22-24: Las Vegas, Nevada (MGM Resorts Village) – Cowboy Spring Break/Last Cowboy Standing
Aug. 7-9: Biloxi, Mississippi (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Aug. 14-15: Tulsa, Oklahoma (BOK Center)
Aug. 22-23: Nashville, Tennessee (Bridgestone Arena)
Sept. 4-5: Thackerville, Oklahoma (WinStar Casino)
Sept. 11-13: Springfield, Missouri (JQH Arena)
Sept. 18-19: Charlotte, North Carolina (Time Warner Cable Arena)
Sept. 25-26: Allentown, Pennsylvania (PPL Center)
Oct. 2-3: Tucson, Arizona (Tucson Convention Center)
Oct. 21-25: Las Vegas, Nevada (Thomas & Mack) – PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals
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