After a one-year hiatus, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will return to the Talking Stick Resort Arena – formerly US Airways Center – showcasing the toughest men on dirt as they take on the rankest bucking bulls in the business during the Phoenix Invitational on March 5-6, part of the 2016 Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) season.
From riveting 8-second rides to daunting heart-stopping wrecks, Phoenix fans will enjoy two hours of non-stop action as the stars of the PBR, the Top 35 bull riders in the world, risk their lives against 2,000-pound opponents to earn their piece of the $140,000 total purse.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6. Tickets start at $15 and go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Talking Stick Resort Arena box office, www.Ticketmaster.com, and by telephone at (800) 745-3000. For more information visit www.pbr.com.
Phoenix fans will have a chance to purchase the newly-created PBR Elite Seats VIP Experience, as well. For only $450, fans will receive premium seats in an exclusive section of the arena immediately next to the bucking chutes and all of the action. They’ll be given the VIP experience of a lifetime, including early entry; a pre-event reception with refreshments, a 60-minute backstage tour by a PBR Host, featuring a PBR 101 presentation and visit with the sports’ rankest bulls; meet-and-greets with the PBR’s exclusive entertainer Flint Rasmussen; and the opportunity for photos and autographs from top PBR athletes. These tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling the PBR office at 800-732-1727 for more information.
With a purchase of a PBR ticket, everyone is also encouraged to utilize the METRO Light Rail as round-trip travel is included with all tickets purchased to events at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.