Professional Bull Riders Announces 2016 Built Ford Tough Series Schedule

Professional Bull Riders Announces 2016 Built Ford Tough Series Schedule
PBR Announce Built Ford Tough Series Schedule. Photo: JB Brookman Photography

With the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) 2015 Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) season bucking down the homestretch, talk of the 2016 season has begun with premier events going on sale in October.

The 2016 Built Ford Tough Series will kick off in the Windy City, playing Chicago’s Allstate Arena on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10.

On Jan. 15-17, the tour will celebrate its 10th anniversary in New York City at Madison Square Garden. New York will be the first PBR Major of the 2016 BFTS and an opportunity for one talented PBR star to separate himself from the pack with the bonus points and extra prize money that comes with winning a Major.

The other Majors in 2016 include the Iron Cowboy taking place at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, on Saturday, Feb. 27; the Last Cowboy Standing, part of the PBR’ s Cowboy Spring Break festivities in Las Vegas on May 13-14; and the Jack Daniel’s Music City Knock Out, scheduled for Aug. 19-20 at Bridgestone Arena.

Tickets for the Iron Cowboy went on sale on Friday, Aug. 28. Great seats are still available on, at the AT&T Stadium Box Office or by calling 800 745 3000.

A return to fan favorite events in Anaheim, California, at the Honda Center; Sacramento, California, at the Sleep Train Arena; Oklahoma City at the Chesapeake Energy Arena; St. Louis, Missouri, at Scottrade Center; Kansas City, Missouri, at the Sprint Center; and in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the BOK Center are also on the schedule. The Pit in Albuquerque; the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho; and Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Montana, – the oldest regular season BFTS event at 22 consecutive years – will host the BFTS in 2016, as well.

WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, will once again present its popular outdoor event on Sept. 3-4; and JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri, will hold the three-day PFI Invitational on Sept. 9-11.

South Dakota’s fans can celebrate the PBR’s return to Sioux Falls in 2016 on April 1-2, after a successful, sold out debut at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in 2015.

After a year break, the toughest men on dirt will stop in Duluth, Georgia, at the Infinite Energy Arena on March 12-13 and play Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas, on April 30 – May 1. The BFTS’ last visit to Little Rock was in 2003.

The season-ending Built Ford Tough World Finals will be making its debut at the new Las Vegas Arena on Nov. 2-6, 2016, with tickets going on sale Monday, Oct. 26, the day following the 2015 PBR World Finals.

“The PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series is the premier bull riding circuit in the country with only 26 regular season events each year,” PBR CEO Sean Gleason said. “Therefore, when the BFTS visits a particular market, it’s a very special occasion.

“In 2016 the PBR will revisit cities which have shown fantastic support for the sport year after year, and return to old favorites in the south and east to give our fans across the country a chance to enjoy the toughest sport on dirt live and in person.”

Below is the schedule for the PBR 2016 Built Ford Tough Series:

Date                City                                         Arena                                      On-sale Date (General Public)*

Jan. 9-10             Rosemont, Illinois                            Allstate Arena                                     Oct. 12, 2015

Jan. 15-17      New York, New York             Madison Square Garden       Oct. 13, 2015

Jan. 22-24           Oklahoma City, Oklahoma            Chesapeake Energy Arena             Oct. 16, 2015

Jan. 29-31           Anaheim, California                         Honda Center                                    Oct. 14, 2015

Feb. 5-6               Sacramento, California                   Sleep Train Arena                              Oct. 30, 2015

Feb. 12-14          St. Louis, Missouri                            Scottrade Center                              Oct. 23, 2015

Feb. 20-21          Kansas City, Missouri                      Sprint Center                                      Oct. 23, 2015

Feb. 27           Arlington, Texas AT&T Stadium                        On Sale Now

March 5-6           Phoenix, Arizona                               Talking Stick Resort Arena             Dec. 9, 2015

March 12-13      Duluth, Georgia                                 Infinite Energy Arena                      Dec. 4, 2015

March 18-20      Albuquerque, New Mexico           Wise Pies Arena, AKA The Pit        Dec. 4, 2015

April 1-2               Sioux Falls, South Dakota              Denny Sanford PREMIER Center TBD

April 8-9               Boise, Idaho                                       Ford Idaho Center                            TBD

April 15-17          Billings, Montana                             Rimrock Auto Arena                        TBD

April 23-24          Des Moines, Iowa                            Wells Fargo Arena                            TBD

April 30 – May 1 Little Rock, Arkansas                      Verizon Arena                                    Dec. 7, 2015

May 13-14     Las Vegas, Nevada                Cowboy Spring Break           TBD

Aug. 19-20     Nashville, Tennessee            Bridgestone Arena                TBD

Aug. 27-28          Tulsa, Oklahoma                               BOK Center                                         TBD

Sept. 3-4              Thackerville, Oklahoma                  WinStar World Casino                    TBD

Sept. 9-11           Springfield, Missouri                       JQH Arena                                           TBD

Sept. 16-18        TBD

Sept. 23-25        TBD

Sept. 30-Oct. 2  TBD

Oct. 14-15          San Jose, California                          SAP Center                                          TBD

Oct. 21-23          TBD

Nov. 2-6              Las Vegas, Nevada                           Built Ford Tough World Finals     Oct. 26
Las Vegas Arena

* Dates subject to change.


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