Madison Square Garden hosts the toughest sport on dirt January 16 – 18
NEW YORK – The Professional Bull Riders returns to Madison Square Garden in 2015 with three days of intense competition from January 16 – 18. Edge of your seat action with thrilling 8-second rides, heart-stopping wrecks, 2,000-pound bulls, and the world’s Top 35 bull riders will entertain fans as the PBR and its Built Ford Tough Series returns to New York City for the ninth consecutive year.
Tickets, ranging in price from $20 to $200, are now on sale and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via phone at (800) 345-3000. Tickets are also available at the MSG Box Office.
The action begins Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17 at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m.
In 2014, New Yorkers witnessed the greatness of 2013 PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney, as he not only captured his third event win at Madison Square Garden (2007, 2009, 2014) by tying with Fabiano Vieira for the win this year, but he also continued his BFTS consecutive rides streak and tied the record of Terry Don West with 15 rides in a row. He also extended the record for consecutive PBR Built Ford Tough Series wins to five (Grand Rapids, Mich., Fayetteville, N.C., Hollywood, Fla., 2013 PBR World Finals and New York).
The competition in New York is always tight and the cream of the crop rises to the top, putting on a show that rivals anything MSG has to offer.
New York City will be one of the first stops on the 2015 PBR Built Ford Tough Series schedule. The series also will travel to Chicago, Anaheim, Calif., and Dallas on its 18-state tour, culminating with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 21-25 when the 2015 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who amasses the most points during the 2015 season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.
The PBR Built Ford Tough Series is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. PBR Built Ford Tough Series 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.
About the Professional Bull Riders:
The premier bull riding organization in the world 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 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. Three circuits, the televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour and the Touring Pro Division 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 to become the richest Western athlete in history. 2013 World Champion J.B. Mauney and two-time World Champion Justin McBride have also surpassed $5.1 million in winnings. 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.