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PBR celebrates 10-year anniversary at Madison Square Garden  Jan. 15-17 with the first of four 2016 PBR Majors
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PBR celebrates 10-year anniversary at Madison Square Garden Jan. 15-17 with the first of four 2016 PBR Majors

Tickets on sale now for Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden

With its much-anticipated annual event at Madison Square Garden, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) celebrates 10 years of thrilling 8-second rides and high-flying wrecks at the world’s most famous arena on Jan. 15-17 with the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden, part of the 2016 PBR Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS).

The three-day event is the first of four PBR Majors in 2016 offering increased prize money and bonus points to the riders, as well as a unique format for increased entertainment for the fans.  Tickets are on sale now.

The action begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 6:50 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 16, and at 1:50 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 17. Tickets, ranging in price from $25 to $202, can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the MSG Box Office or via phone at 866-858-0008.

New to the ticket options this year are the PBR Elite Seats. Located in an exclusive section of the arena immediately next to the chutes and all of the action, the PBR Elite Seats are priced at $500 each and will give fans the VIP experience of a lifetime; a pre-event catered reception, backstage tours featuring a PBR 101 presentation, and meet-and-greets with the PBR’s top stars. These seats are also on sale now.  Please contact the PBR Customer Service Department at 800 732 1727 for more information.

Atop 750 tons (1.5 million pounds) of dirt packed 8 inches deep across the New York Rangers’ home ice, the Top 35 bull riders in the world will take on 2,000-pound opponents in an attempt to win their share of the $140,000 event purse. The BFTS has awarded more than $1.2 million in New York City in the last decade, as well as valuable PBR world standings points that count toward the season’s overall $1 million PBR World Championship title.

Fan favorite and two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney, will return to the arena where he has won three titles (2007, 2009, and 2014), along with his fellow Monster Energy bull riders Gage GayRobson Palermo and Reese Cates.

Joining these men will be 2015 PBR Rookie of the Year Kaique Pacheco, Matt Triplett, Chase Outlaw, Douglas Duncan and three-time World Champion Silvano Alves (2011, 2012, and 2014).

As just the second of 27 stops on 2016 BFTS, the competition in NYC will be fierce; the men will be rested, healed and ready to put on a show that rivals anything MSG has ever offered.

The 2016 Built Ford Tough Series will also stop in Chicago, Anaheim, Calif., and Dallas on its 18-state tour, culminating with the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Nov. 2-6, when the 2016 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who has earned the most PBR world points during the 2016 season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.

The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. 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.

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)

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 BlueDEF Tour, the Touring Pro Division and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $150 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-eight men have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who, with his 2015 PBR World Championship, became bull riding’s first $6 million man and the richest athlete in Western sports history at $6.7 million in career earnings. 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.

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