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PBR reveals second half of 2014 schedule

By: Jordan Marie Johnson March 20, 2014@ 09:45:00 AM

The BFTS second half gets underway on Aug. 15-16. Photo by Andy Watson / BullStockMedia.com.

PUEBLO, Colo. ― The Professional Bull Riders has confirmed the second half of its 2014 Built Ford Tough Series schedule which includes stops in seven cities from the 2013 season and two new destinations.

Two stops in Oklahoma, Tulsa and Thackerville, kick off the second half before the BFTS proceeds to Nashville, Tenn., Springfield, Mo., Oakland, Calif., and Biloxi, Miss. This will be the 10th year in a row that the BFTS visits Tulsa, its ninth consecutive year stopping in Nashville, its fourth annual outdoor event in Thackerville and the second consecutive year in both Oakland and Biloxi.

The two new cities on tour include the addition of Laughlin, Nev., after nearly a decade and the series’ debut at a brand new arena in Allentown, Pa.

After eight years, the world’s Top 35 riders will once again compete under the Nevada stars when they stop at the Laughlin Events Center on Sept. 19-20. This will be the second outdoor event on the 2014 schedule with the first being in Thackerville, Okla., on Aug. 29-30. For seven consecutive years, from 1999-2005, the BFTS visited Laughlin, which was the first and only city to host an outdoor PBR event during that time period.

Allentown is a new destination for the BFTS. The PPL Center will hold the last event of the 2014 BFTS’s regular season, while being one of the very first events the arena itself will host, on Oct. 10-11. The East Coast will have one more opportunity to see the world’s best bull riders as they prepare for the Built Ford Tough World Finals on Oct. 22-26.

“We are looking forward to returning to Laughlin, Nev., and the new Laughlin Events Center.” said Chief Operating Officer Sean Gleason. “We used to build the outdoor arena in Laughlin from the ground up in a dirt lot, but the weekend was always special and unique. The new Laughlin Events Center gives us the opportunity to return to a place where PBR roots still grow deep, but we have an incredible event center that our fans will enjoy.”

The season will conclude at the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 22-26 where the 2014 PBR World Champion will be crowned, receive the coveted championship buckle, a $1 million bonus and a new pickup truck from title sponsor Ford.

The 2014 Built Ford Tough Series second half schedule is below. For ticket and event information visit www.PBR.com.

2013 BUILT FORD TOUGH SERIES SCHEDULE: SECOND HALF

Aug. 15-16: Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center)
Aug. 29-30: Thackerville, Okla. (WinStar World Casino)
Sept. 5-6: Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Arena)
Sept. 12-14: Springfield, Mo. (JQH Arena)
Sept. 19-20: Laughlin, Nev. (Laughlin Events Center)
Sept. 26-27: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Oct. 3-4: Biloxi, Miss. (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
Oct. 10-11: Allentown, Pa. (PPL Center)
Oct. 22-26: Las Vegas (Thomas & Mack Center)

 

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