05/03/2016 7:39 AM
The Professional Bull Riders to buck at Corpus Christi BlueDEF Tour event
Tickets for October 22 event on sale May 20
Corpus Christi, TX – The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) announced that the American Bank Center will be the host for the BlueDEF Tour’s (BDT) inaugural event in Corpus Christi Saturday, October 22.
For one night, the best up and coming bull riders in the world will be battling the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks in the PBR’s developmental tour make the BlueDEF Tour one of the most exciting sporting events to see live.
The bull riding action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 22. Tickets, ranging in price from $20 to $100, go on sale Friday, May 20 to the general public and are available at the American Bank Center Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
New to the event this year are PBR Elite Seats. This $100 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 only sport pitting a lightweight vs. heavyweight in the same ring.
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.
Corpus Christi will be the 22nd stop on the 2016 BlueDEF Tour, which spans the country in cities including Bakersfield, California; Wichita, Kansas; Dayton, Ohio; Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Fresno, California.
The 2016 BlueDEF Tour will culminate with the BlueDEF Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 29-31, leading into the PBR’s 2016 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 2016 BlueDEF Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.
Visit PBR LIVE for details about watching online streams of the 2016 BlueDEF Tour season.
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