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The PBR to buck at Corpus Christi Chute Out Oct. 14

04/30/2017 3:58 PM -


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The PBR to buck at Corpus Christi Chute Out Oct. 14

Tickets for the event will go on sale May 5

Corpus Christi, TX – April 30 – The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) announced that the American Bank Center will host the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour’s (RVT) inaugural event in Corpus Christi, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 14. 

The Corpus Christi Chute Out, presented by Frontier Communications, will bring some of the best bull riders in the world to battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Velocity Tour one of the world’s most exciting live sporting events.

The bull riding action begins at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets, ranging in price from $17 to $102, go on sale Friday,
May 5 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.

Each rider will face one bull in Round 1 before the Top 10 scoring riders of the night will ride once more in the championship round. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the event champion. 

Corpus Christi will be the 30th stop on the 2017 Velocity Tour, which spans the country in cities including Oakland, California; Wichita, Kansas; Dayton, Ohio; Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Albany, New York. 

The 2017 Real Time Pain Relief Tour will culminate with the Velocity Tour Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 28-30, leading into the PBR’s 2017 Built Ford Tough World Finals. The winner of the Velocity Tour Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2017 Velocity Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.



About the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour
The PBR’s Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The RVT brings the excitement and talent of the PBR that fans have come to expect from the leader in the sport of bull riding to cities across the U.S. The tour is 100% produced and operated by PBR, providing fans the highest quality experience available. The RVT is proudly supported by Real Time Pain Relief, Pendleton Whisky and the South Point Hotel and Casino.


About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)

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 RVT Tour, the Touring Pro Division and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time World Champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million. 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


Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10:00am.  Get your tickets at ticketmaster.com, the American Bank Center box office, or by phone at 1-800 -745-3000.  

About SMG

About SMG
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit

SMG managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center. Follow us online at www.Americanbankcenter.com, facebook.com/AmericanBankCenter, twitter.com/AmericanBankCtr, on Instagram @americanbankcenter, Tumblr @AmericanBankCenter, on Periscope @Americanbankcenter.
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