PUEBLO, Colo. – In 2015 the Professional Bull Riders will return to three cities with whom they’ve had long-standing relationships with its elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS). Tickets for each event go on sale this week.
The Fresno Invitational is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8, 2015, at the Save Mart Center. It’s the PBR’s 11th appearance in the “raisin capital of the world.” The event starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for this two-day event start at $15 and go on sale Monday, Nov. 10, at the Save Mart Center Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
On April 11-12, the PBR will stop in Nampa, Idaho, for the Nampa Invitational. It’s the 18th time the BFTS has visited Idaho and the 16th time it has stopped in Nampa. The Ford Idaho Center will host the two-day event at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 14 and start at $15. They are available at the Ford Idaho Center Box Office, online at ICTickets.com or via phone by calling 208-442-3232.
For the 20th time, the BFTS will visit Billings, Montana, the second-most visited city in the history of the BFTS. Rimrock Auto Arena will welcome the PBR on Friday through Sunday, April 17-19 at 7 p.m., 6 p.m. and 1:50 p.m., respectively. Tickets can be purchased at the Metra Park Box Office, online at metrapark.com or by phone at 406-256-8538, starting Thursday, Nov. 13.
Leading the way into each city will be six former PBR World Champions, including reigning three-time World Champion Silvano Alves (2014, 2012, 2011), J.B. Mauney (2013), Renato Nunes (2010), Kody Lostroh (2009),Guilherme Marchi (2008) and Mike Lee (2004), as well as fan favorites Gage Gay, Matt Triplett, Cody Nance, and 2014 PBR Rookie of the Year J. W. Harris.
Each event will air on CBS Sports Network. Times and dates will follow. Stay tuned to www.pbr.com for more information.
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.
The 2015 PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series kicks off its New Year at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, on Jan. 2-3. The season will conclude Oct. 21-25 in Las Vegas with the PBR World Finals, where the PBR World Champion will be crowned and awarded a $1 million bonus. The richest bull riding event in the world, the World Finals has a total purse of more than $2.2 million.
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