Tickets for the PBR Unleash The Beast’s Monster Energy Invitational on sale Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. MST
TUCSON, Ariz. (August 10, 2022) – PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced it will open its next new premier series season in Tucson.
The elite Unleash The Beast’s Monster Energy Invitational, featuring the Top 30 bull riders in the world, will be held at Tucson Arena on Nov. 26-27.
For two nights only, the Top 30 bull riders in the world will compete in one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness. Going head-to-head against the sport’s rankest bovine athletes, the tour stop will showcase the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast. In launching the new premier series season, the PBR Monster Energy Invitational will play a crucial role in shaping the initial championship race to the PBR World Finals in late May in Fort Worth, Texas, which awards a gold buckle and million-dollar bonus to the world’s best bull rider. This is the first time since 2016 that the world’s leading bull riding organization has visited Tucson.
When PBR was last in Tucson, 2002 PBR World Champion Ednei Caminhas (Indaiatuba, Brazil) reached a critical career milestone. As the lone rider to go a perfect 3-for-3, the Brazilian native captured his first Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) event victory inside Tucson Arena. Caminhas clinched the victory in the championship round when he rode Luke for 87.5 points.
Since the last PBR event held in 2017 at Tucson Arena, Caminhas qualified for the 2022 PBR World Finals, his first ride at a PBR World Finals in 13 years.
The bull riding action for the PBR Monster Energy Invitational begins with Round 1 at 6:45 p.m. MST on Saturday, November 26, followed by Round 2 and the championship round at 1:45 p.m. MST on Sunday, November 27. All competing bull riders will get on one bull each in Rounds 1-2. Following Round 2 Sunday afternoon, the riders’ individual two-round scores will be totaled with the Top 12 advancing to the championship round for one more out and a chance at the event title.
Tickets for the two-day event go on sale Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. MST, and start at $15, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com and PBR.com, at the Tucson Arena Box Office or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
Two-day ticket packages will also be available, offering fans up to a 20% discount on select price levels.
PBR Elite Seats are available for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit. These tickets, available in three tiers, offer premium seats, a question-and-answer presentation with some of the top bull riders and stock contractors in the world, behind-the-scenes look at the event from the back of the bucking chutes, $20 concession voucher and commemorative credential and lanyard.
Available for $375 is the PBR Premier Elite Seat with exclusive PBR 30th Anniversary Season collectible item, printed photo with a PBR 30th Anniversary Season branded frame and 2023 PBR Yearbook. Offering the best views in the venue, fans will receive premium seating closest to the action in the bucking chutes and take home exclusive PBR 30th Anniversary Season collectible items.
Fans will also have the chance to purchase the PBR VIP Elite Seats, which include an exclusive PBR 30th Anniversary Season collectible item, printed photo with a PBR 30th Anniversary Season branded frame and pre-show photo opportunity from the dirt. Also available for purchase are the PBR Bronze Elite Seats, which include a post-event photo opportunity from the dirt.
For more information on PBR Elite Seats for the PBR Monster Energy Invitational in Tucson, Arizona, visit https://pbr.com/tickets/premium-experiences/.
About PBR (Professional Bull Riders)
PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. In 2022, PBR is also launching the PBR Team Series—eight teams of the world’s best bull riders competing for a new championship—as well as the PBR Challenger Series with more than 60 annual events nationwide. The organization’s digital assets include PBR RidePass on Pluto TV, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.